World News – AU – The Serum Institute’s vaccine is being considered for emergency approval today

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Last updated on 30. December 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) committee of experts will meet anytime on Wednesday to review the Serum Institute of India’s application for approval to approve its emergency Covid-19 vaccine, a senior government official said.

Development came after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, despite battling the new highly contagious variant of the coronavirus. document. write («  »); googletag. cmd. push (function () {googletag. defineOutOfPageSlot (‘/ 6516239 / outofpage_1x1_desktop’, ‘div-gpt-ad-1490771277198-0’). addService (googletag. pubads ()); googletag. Pubads (). enableSyncRendering (); googletag. enableServices ();});

The panel of experts will consider Adar Poonawalla’s Pune Company, which worked with Oxford University and AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine, for approval for emergency use.

Earlier this month, the CDSCO recommended SII to submit the outcome of the UK-MHRA assessment for EUAs, updated safety data from the Phase II / III clinical trial and immunogenicity data from the UK and India clinical trial in order to obtain approval.

The central government plans to vaccinate nearly 30 million people in the first phase of the journey. It is offered to a Crore health staff as well as 2 Crore Frontline and Essential employees and 27 Crore older people, who are mostly older than 50 years and suffer from comorbidities.

India currently has eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates, including three domestic vaccines, in various stages of clinical trials that could be ready for approval in the near future.

In addition to Covishield from the Serum Institute-Oxford, the Covaxin and Pfizer vaccines from Bharat Biotech are also in the battle for emergency approval.

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World News – AU – Serum Institute’s vaccine is being considered for emergency approval today

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