ICMR statement on vaccine: covid vaccine may come in two doses and working on six vaccines in India. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health, said, so far no country has approached the Government of India regarding vaccine nor advance payment. Negotiations continue between India and Russia regarding Russian vaccine Sputnik-5 vaccine. India has shared some initial documents with the Russian government.
Dr. Bhargava said, in the vaccine that is underway in Corona. It is necessary to understand that the second dose 14 to 28 days after the first dose given. At least two to four weeks after the two doses of vaccine currently undergoing testing are check to see how many antibodies produce in the body.
It is clear from Dr. Bhargava’s point that the vaccine has given in two doses during the trial. That is, it is possible that even if successful, the vaccine comes in two doses only.
Phase I trial completed of Covid-19 vaccine
Six vaccines of the Corona virus are currently in the country. However he only mentioned three in detail. He said that the first vaccine is from the Serum Institute in Pune. Which formed in association with Oxford. It will launche under the name of Kovishield. This vaccine has moved to stage 2B. This stage will cover 1700 patients.
The second vaccine is from Bharat Biotech, named Kovaxin. It has given to 375 patients under Phase 1. The second phase will start soon. The third vaccine is that of Zydus cadilla, with phase-1 complete. The second phase is about to begin soon.
Will India do mass production of Russian vaccine?
On this question, Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rajesh Bhushan said that talks are ongoing between India and Russia regarding Sputnik-5 vaccine. India shared some initial documents with the Russian government. While detailed documents are yet to be share with them.
According to the World Health Organization, 172 countries of the world are eagerly waiting for the covid vaccine. A report has come in which said that many of these countries are also ready to make advance payment, on this question, the Secretary of the Ministry of Health said that so far no country has approached the Government of India regarding vaccine and Nor has it said any advance payment.
He said that under the study WHO is doing and information collected on how the vaccine supply in 172 countries. Estimates made as to how to supply the vaccine from the manufacturing countries to the rest of the countries.