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Covaxin, India’s first Covid-19 Vaccine trial starts at 8 sites

Covaxin is India’s covid-19 vaccines for which human trials has started in Uttar Pradesh today. UP Rana Hospital and Trauma Center was one of the twelve institutes selected by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for clinical human trial.

As many as nine volunteers participated in today’s trial, Venketesh Chaturvedi, chief administrative officer confirmed press agency PTI. “The trials began under the supervision of physician Dr Ajit Pratap Singh and gynecologist and obstetrician Dr Sona Ghosh,” Chaturvedi said. those that took vaccine today were under strict observation. “All of them are absolutely fine,” he added.

On Monday, the clinical test of India’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin began at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Several people took the dose of coronavirus vaccine within the hospital, said Dr E Venkat Rao, PI of the trial process. the chosen volunteers are going to be given two doses within a niche of 14 days, Rao said. “There was tons of enthusiasm among people that offered themselves to be volunteers for the trial,” he added.

The first phase of human trial of Covaxin was completed at PGIMS Rohtak. The hospital started trial on July 17 and around 50 volunteers enrolled for this exercise. “50 people across India were administered the vaccine and therefore the results were encouraging,” Dr Savita Verma, PI of the vaccine trial team, told press agency ANI.

Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 with no co-morbidity conditions will participate within the first phase of trial. There are three formulations of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Each subject are going to be given anybody of the formulation in two doses fortnight apart. the primary 50 will get rock bottom strength dose of the vaccine. If it’s found to be safe in them, then it’ll tend to a different 50 patients in high doses, Dr Sanjay Rai, professor at the centre for community medicine at AIIMS said, consistent with press agency PTI.

At least 375 people will participate within the first phases of clinical human trial of India’s first COVID-19 vaccine. More 3,500 volunteers have already enrolled for the trial. Twelve institutes were selected across the country for the initial round of trial.

Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited along side Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology. Bharat Biotech developed an “inactivated” vaccine at its high-containment facility at Genome Valley in Hyderabad. aside from Uttar Pradesh , the vaccine trial have already begun in Hyderabad, Rohtak, Patna, Kancheepuram, Delhi, Goa and Bhubaneswar


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