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Covid-19 vaccine: Hong Kong latest to approve Covaxin for emergency use

Hong Kong and Vietnam have joined the list of nations that have approved Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for emergency use. Hong Kong has approved 14 Covid-19 vaccines and Vietnam has approved nine vaccines so far, including the Covaxin. The US, UK, Switzerland are the other countries that have approved the Made in India coronavirus vaccine.

The announcement has come a day after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya claimed that 96 nations have recognised India's Covishield and Covaxin. The health minister said the 96 countries include--Canada, the United States of America, Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, and Switzerland.


List of Vaccines recognised by Hong Kong

Entry into HK is allowed for HK Residents who have been vaccinated in India with Covaxin, Covishield, or Sputnik V, and hold a vaccination record in the prescribed format

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