Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Business
Prognosis

India Seeks Pfizer, J&J Vaccines With Fast-Tracked Approvals

  • The country has reported record Covid-19 infections this week
  • Health infrastructure overwhelmed as cases spiral sharply
The vaccination area at a hospital in Mumbai on April 12.

The vaccination area at a hospital in Mumbai on April 12.

Photographer: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Updated on

India will fast-track approvals for Covid-19 vaccines approved by governments overseas in order to have a wider pool of shots as it struggles to control its soaring second wave of infections, effectively opening the door to shots made by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc.

A government panel has recommended that inoculations approved by drug regulators in the U.S., U.K., European Union, Japan or which are listed in the World Health Organization, may be granted emergency use approval in the South Asian nation, according to a statement from the federal Health Ministry Tuesday.