Pfizer held talks with the Indian government to get approval, while Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have also been asked to sell vaccines to India.
With the demand for vaccines shooting up and to control the virus spread, the central government has decided to import vaccines from foreign countries. In a meeting of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) held on April 11, it was decided that any vaccines approved by WHO and by authorities in the U.S., Britain, Japan, and Europe can be imported. The decision is expected to make way for Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna vaccines to be used in India.
Pfizer has said it was trying for an expedited approval pathway for its vaccines, and Russia's Sputnik vaccine has already been approved for use in India.
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