As the numbers of Covid-19 cases in India are increasing rapidly the search of Vaccine is also speed up. On Daily Basis India is getting higher cases from a day before on daily basis. India is now reporting more than 20,000+ fresh infections, leading the total tally to 6.27 lakh. In between of these numbers we get the list of drugs and Vaccines discovery but still we don’t have satisfying result of any vaccine. But Indian Council of Medical Research has said that India’s first Coronavirus Vaccine named “Covaxin” might be launched on 15th August and bring a relief to the world. Presently they are doing the clinical trials of the Vaccine, so here we brought everything you need to know about Covaxin: India’s First Coronavirus Vaccine.
India’s first #COVID19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN™, gets approval for human trials; it has been jointly developed by @ICMRDELHI , National Institute of Virology (NIV) and Bharat Biotech pic.twitter.com/cd1af5hbus
— DD India (@DDIndialive) June 30, 2020
Know Everything about India’s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Research institutes & organizations throughout the world are trying to find a cure of the pandemic disease that has infected more than 10.7 million people, globally. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that they are aiming to launch the Coronavirus vaccine Covaxin for public health use by 15th August 2020.
- Covaxin is being developed by ICMR in partnership with Hyderabad-based Company, Bharat Biotech & National Institute of Virology.
- As per the reports, More than a dozen institutes have been shortlisted by ICMR for clinical trials of the Coronavirus vaccine throughout the country. Indian Council of Medical Research has also told these institutes to speed up trials as a priority project.
ICMR also addressed a letter to the selected research institutes, which is:
The letter states that vaccine is derived from a strain of SARS-CoV-2 isolated by ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune. ICMR and BBIL are jointly working for the pre-clinical as well as clinical development of this vaccine.
If India got successful, this will be the first vaccine in the world available for commercial use to fight against Covid-19 and defeat it from the world.