InvestorQ : I have two questions on the COVID vaccines? Is Bharat Biotech Covaxin approved by USFDA and secondly, will states now directly buy vaccines from abroad?
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I have two questions on the COVID vaccines? Is Bharat Biotech Covaxin approved by USFDA and secondly, will states now directly buy vaccines from abroad?

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Arti Chavan answered.
3 weeks ago
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Let me answer your Bharat Biotech query first. As of now, Bharat Biotech has submitted documents to the WHO for emergency use listing or EUL for Covaxin. Bharat Biotech has also plans to conduct small-scale phase-III clinical trials of Covaxin for FDA approval in the US since the vaccine is already approved by 11 countries. Speed is the key for Bharat Bio.

Regarding direct purchase by states, both Moderna and Pfizer have refused to directly despatch vaccines to the state government as they only deal with Federal governments all over the world. Most vaccine despatches have a Federal guarantee, which states cannot give. Pfizer and BioNTech propose to deliver over 2.5 billion vaccine doses in 2021. Punjab also approached J&J and RDIF of Russia for direct supply and replies are awaited.

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