India’s First COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Launched By August 15: Check latest updates

As per a report published by “Hindustan Times”- India’s all set to launch its first indigenous vaccine for covid-19 which has taken over the world since the begining of this year. On 15th August 2020, the first ever indigenously made vaccine is all set to release by Indian Council of Medical Research. ICMR has directed “strict fast track for all approvals related to initiation of the clinical trial and ensure that the subject enrolment is initiated no later than 7th July 2020.”

This vaccine to cure covid-19 is one of the top priority projects at present and it is being monitored at the topmost level of the Government of India. As per the report of the same newspaper- The vaccine is derived from a strain of SARS- CoV-2 isolated by ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune. The responsbility of preclinical as well as clinical development of this vaccine is jointly taken by ICMR and BBIL. BBIL is working tremendously to achieve its target though the final outcome will depend on the cooperation of all clinical trial sites involved in this project,”.

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All About Covaxin

Covaxin is currently the strongest candidate as the vaccine for the deadly coronavirus that is  developed by BBIL in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for the treatment of highly infectious and deadly disease COVID-19.

Developement Of Covaxin

Covaxin has been developed by a strain of the novel coronavirus from an asymptomatic Covid-19 patient and transferred it to BBIL, at the beginning of May 2020. The company then started working on developing an “inactivated” or dead virus.  Covaxin is using the dead virus and hence when it will be injected into the human body, it will neither replicate nor infect the person because it is a dead virus. All it will do is to produce the antibody against  that particular virus. The dead virus or the inactivated vaccine has a proven safety record and thus it is being used.

We are hoping that this vaccine proves become a success and can help to cure this deadly virus that has overtaken the world for so long. For more details related to the development of this vaccine, keep visiting this space as we will be updating all the information related to it in this space only.

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