If the FDA authorises the shots, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will make additional recommendations on who should receive them the first week of November.
The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive has exceeded 99 crore.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.
The agency said that when the information provided addresses all questions raised, the WHO and the technical advisory group will complete the assessment and come to a final recommendation
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world.
Over 1.95 vaccine doses have been administered in the national capital so far, with over 68.04 lakh being second doses, according to official figures.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.
WHO has approved seven vaccine so far -- Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (an Oxford-AstraZeneca formulation) and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 21 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 110 consecutive days now.
The district's Deputy Commissioner, Abid Hussain Sadiq, said 'Kinnaur is the first district across India to achieve this feat. We've achieved our target of vaccinating eligible population'.
Over 8.43 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, Union Health Ministry said.
A video shot at the Chennangi Haadi in Virajpet shows an ASHA worker patiently asking a tribal girl to take the vaccine and explaining to her that no one will give injections to kill
The Ahmedabad-based company had projected the vaccine as a painless vaccine that has to be administered in three doses.
Sputnik Light is the same as component-1 of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V which is being used in India's anti-COVID inoculation programme after getting emergency use authorisation.
Though no concrete data on the percentage of people choosing to forgo vaccines is available, it has been estimated that in remote and rural areas, up to 10% people may be sceptical.