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Covaxin vs Covishield: Your full guide

India Today | 02/03/2021 05:28 PM | Click to read full article

Covaxin is an inactivated vaccine that has been developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology, Pune (NIV). It is based on a tried and tested platform of dead viruses.

Covishield is based on the viral vector platform. A chimpanzee adenovirus called ChAdOx1 is the vector that has been modified to carry the coronavirus spike protein into human cells.