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WHO Rejects Extending SII’s Corona Vaccine Covishield Shelf Life From Six To Nine Months

<p>Even as the country faces the Covid-19 challenge, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has cited insufficient data and rejected the proposal of Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) seeking extension of the shelf life of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine - Covishield - from six to nine months.</p> <p>Sources, who confirmed the development in this regard, said the WHO has also sought a meeting with the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to discuss the matter.&nbsp;This comes even as the DCGI has extended the shelf life of Covishield, developed by Oxford University and Swedish-British pharma major AstraZeneca, from six to nine months from its manufacturing date.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/pm-modi-virtually-meet-state-cms-today-india-daily-covid-19-spike-likely-discussion-ramzan-lockdown-strict-guidelines-1452190" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PM Modi Chairs Covid Review Meeting With CMs, Stresses On Setting Up 'Micro-Containment Zones'</a></strong></p> <p>The WHO had in a recent communique to the Serum Institute of India also asked the firm to formulate the doses with enough titer and/or implement a higher specification at release so that the minimum specification of 2.5 x 108 ifu/dose is fulfilled throughout the shelf life, PTI reported.</p> <p>Earlier in February, India&rsquo;s drug regulator had written to the Serum Institute of India stating it has no objection in respect of extension of shelf life of Covishield vaccine in a multi-dose glass vial (10 dose-5ml) from six months to nine months.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/noida-night-curfew-guidelines-uttar-pradesh-coronavirus-gautam-buddh-nagar-administration-check-what-s-allowed-what-s-not-1452135" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Uttar Pradesh Night Curfew Imposed In Noida From Today - Check What's Allowed, What's Not</a></strong></p> <p>The shelf-life, the length of time for which an item remains fit for use, of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is six months, as per an update by the UK drug regulator earlier in February.</p>...

<p>Even as the country faces the Covid-19 challenge, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has cited insufficient data and rejected the proposal of Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) seeking extension of the shelf life of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine – Covishield – from six to nine months.</p> <p>Sources, who confirmed the development in this regard, said the WHO has also sought a meeting with the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to discuss the matter.&nbsp;This comes even as the DCGI has extended the shelf life of Covishield, developed by Oxford University and Swedish-British pharma major AstraZeneca, from six to nine months from its manufacturing date.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/pm-modi-virtually-meet-state-cms-today-india-daily-covid-19-spike-likely-discussion-ramzan-lockdown-strict-guidelines-1452190&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">PM Modi Chairs Covid Review Meeting With CMs, Stresses On Setting Up ‘Micro-Containment Zones'</a></strong></p> <p>The WHO had in a recent communique to the Serum Institute of India also asked the firm to formulate the doses with enough titer and/or implement a higher specification at release so that the minimum specification of 2.5 x 108 ifu/dose is fulfilled throughout the shelf life, PTI reported.</p> <p>Earlier in February, India&rsquo;s drug regulator had written to the Serum Institute of India stating it has no objection in respect of extension of shelf life of Covishield vaccine in a multi-dose glass vial (10 dose-5ml) from six months to nine months.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/noida-night-curfew-guidelines-uttar-pradesh-coronavirus-gautam-buddh-nagar-administration-check-what-s-allowed-what-s-not-1452135&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">Uttar Pradesh Night Curfew Imposed In Noida From Today – Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not</a></strong></p> <p>The shelf-life, the length of time for which an item remains fit for use, of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is six months, as per an update by the UK drug regulator earlier in February.</p>

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