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‘False, misleading’: Centre rejects media reports of expired COVID-19 vaccines being administered in India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Monday clarified that the media reports claiming expired vaccines are being administered in India are “false” and “misleading”.

The health ministry further said the media reports lacked complete information. 

“There have been some media reports alleging that expired vaccines are being administered in India under its national COVID-19 vaccination programme. This is false and misleading and is based on incomplete information,” the statement said. 

The ministry further said the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) on February 22, 2021, approved the extension of the shelf life of Covaxin from 9 months to 12 months and Covishield from 6 months to 9 months.

“The shelf life of vaccines is extended by the National Regulator based on comprehensive analysis and examination of stability study data furnished by the vaccine manufacturers,” the Department of Central media report. (ANI)

 

The ministry also stated that the shelf life of vaccines is extended by the CDSCO on the basis of a comprehensive analysis and examination of the stability study data furnished by the vaccine manufacturers. 

first published:Jan. 3, 2022, 6:58 p.m.

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