New Delhi, June 28: India's apex drugs regulator, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), on Tuesday approved Pune-based Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax for children aged 7 to 11 years, as per a source.

The source said that SII's Covovax vaccine has been approved for restricted emergency use in children aged 7 to 11 years subject with certain conditions.

On June 24, the DCGI's Subject Expert Committee had recommended emergency use authorisation to Covovax vaccine for use in children aged 7-11. COVID-19 in India: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan To Hold Meeting With States Over Rising Coronavirus Cases

As per the source, the DCGI has also approved India's first indigenously developed mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 manufactured by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals for restricted emergency use for those aged 18 years and above.

The DCGI had approved Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations in adults on December 28 and in the 12 to 17 years age group, subject to certain conditions, on March 9.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 28, 2022 11:43 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website