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Conditional Approval for Serum, Bharat Bio COVID-19 Vaccines In India Amid Uproar

Confusion Over Serum's Exports Of AZ Vaccine

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India gave a conditional accelerated approval to AstraZeneca partner Serum Institute and separately, to Bharat Biotech for their COVID-19 vaccines. With the latter’s vaccine still in Phase III trials, the unprecedented decision caused a flutter as the regulator had earlier said an EUA would not be granted unless trials are completed.

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