Q. With reference to intranasal vaccine consider the following statements:
1.Intranasal Covid-19 vaccines prevents the virus to spread into lungs and other parts of the body by stopping the virus at the entry.
2.An intranasal vaccine will help in reducing the use of medical consumables such as needles and syringes.
3.The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has approved the usage of intranasal vaccine in India for the children below the age of five.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Intranasal Covid-19 vaccines prevents the virus to spread into lungs and other parts of the body by stopping the virus at the entry. An intranasal vaccine will help in reducing the use of medical consumables such as needles and syringes. Therefore, it reduces the overall cost of the vaccine.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The vaccine received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Restricted Use in Emergency Situations for ages 18 and above in India.

Source: PIB