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USA To Allow Indian Travelers Vaccinated With Covaxin:- Indian coronavirus vaccine Covaxin that is manufactured by Bharat Biotech got all the hurdles cleared from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. The United States of American is all set to allow the Indian travelers who are vaccinated with Covaxin from November 8th to USA after all the borders for the vaccinated will reopen for foreign travelers. US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) press officer Scott Pauley told "CDC's travel guidance applies to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved/authorized and World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) vaccines and encompasses any new vaccines that may be added to either of those lists over time".
The WHO granted emergency use listing to Covaxin on Wednesday. Covaxin was not a WHO approved vaccine and several countries banned travelers who took the doses of Covaxin. On Wednesday, the Technical Advisory Group of WHO said that Covaxin met the standards of WHO for the protection against the virus. All the travelers flying to USA will accept the people who are fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac for coronavirus.As per the reports from WHO, Covaxin has 77.8 percent efficacy rate and is suitable for low and middle-income countries as it can be stored easily.