Serious adverse events following immunisation are between 10 to 15 per million population, Rai said. "So, if you do the risk and benefit analysis in adults, it is a huge benefit," he said.
The decision has come after Brazil suspended Covaxin’s proposed clinical trials and a request for Emergency Use Authorisation.
Santosh K More has raised the issue in a tweet tagging PM Modi and Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla
Ocugen in a statement on Thursday announced that as recommended by the FDA, it will pursue submission of a biologics license application (BLA) for Covaxin.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has asked senior officials of health and revenue departments and district magistrates to ensure compliance to the order 'in letter and spirit'
The trials are commencing after the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) nod for the Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Covaxin on children.
Covid explained: The trial will be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers at different sites across the country. These sites are expected to include AIIMS, Delhi and AIIMS, Patna as well as the Meditrina Institute of Medical Sciences in Nagpur.
The trial involves two vaccine doses injected on day 0 and day 28.
The trial will take place in 525 subjects at various sites, including AIIMS, Delhi, AIIMS, Patna and Meditrina Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.
Bharat Biotech has also claimed that according to second interim data gained from Phase III analysis, chances of Covid-19 infection reduced by 100 per cent after taking the Covaxin jab
Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo said he had written to Harsh Vardhan urging him not to send Bharat Biotech's Covaxin till the phase-3 clinical trial results are completed.
Medical experts have advised volunteers who have participated in Phase III clinical trials of Covaxin to use a condom for sex for three months.
The clinical efficacy of the vaccine is yet to be established and it is still being studied in phase 3 clinical trials.
Family members of Deepak Marawi claim that he and his colleague were administered the Covaxin injection on December 12 during the trial.
Bharat Biotech had said it is the only Phase-3 efficacy study for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the largest efficacy trial (Phase-3) ever conducted for any vaccine in India.
'Our goal is to provide global access to populations that need it the most,' founder Krishna Ella said
Govt proposes another meeting on December 9; seeks time from unions to present a concrete proposal
Chief of Neurosciences Centre at AIIMS, and three other volunteers receive the first dose.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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