The Centre on Wednesday issued a clarification on Covaxin after an RTI response posted on Twitter by Congress spokesperson said that the jab uses bovine blood. “There have been some social media posts regarding composition of the Covaxin vaccine where it has been suggested that Covaxin vaccine contains the newborn calf serum. Facts have been twisted and misrepresented in these posts,” read the Centre’s statement. Manufacturer Bharat Biotech also issued a statement stating, “New born calf serum is used in the manufacturing of viral vaccines. It is used for the growth of cells, but neither used in growth of SARS CoV2 virus nor in the final formulation.
Jun 16, 2021, 03:15PM ISTSource: Times Now