World’s out 1st Nasal Vaccine on Republic Day

New Delhi: iNCOVACC,  the world’s first COVID-19  intranasal vaccine, will be  launched on January 26.  The intranasal coronavirus  vaccine has been developed  by India’s Bharat Biotech.  Speaking at an event at the  Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Krishna Ella, the company’s chairman and managing director, said, “Our nasal vaccine  will be officially launched  on January 26, on Republic  Day.”The company, in December 2022, got the  approval for the primary 2- dose schedule, and as a  heterologous booster dose.  Before that, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) had  approved the restricted use  of the intranasal vaccine in  emergency situations in the  age group of 18 and above.  Now, with just days left for  the official launch of the
world’s first COVID-19 intranasal vaccine, let us  know a bit more about iNCOVACC. How much do you have to  pay fora dose? iNCOVACC will be rolled  out as a booster dose for  those above 18 years of age.  For all the procurement by  s t a t e a n d c e n t r a l governments, the price set,  by Bharat Biotech, for each  dose is 325 (plus GST) dose.
The private hospitals and  vaccination centres will have  to pay 800 (plus GST) for  each dose.  How to register?
As per the vaccine maker  Bharat Biotech, you can book an appointment for  your intranasal vaccine dose  by visiting the CoWin website. You will have to log  in with your registered mobile number and enter the  OTP [one-time-password] sent to your number. Next,  you will have to select a slot.  Who can take it? Anyone above 18 years can
opt for the intranasal shot.

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