COVID-19 Vaccines LIVE Updates: The Union Health Ministry has said that four more vaccines of Kovid-19 are under process and their manufacturers can approach the drug regulator for permission for emergency use. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a press conference here that Zydus Cadila, Sputnik V, Biological E and Genova are other in-process vaccines that are in the advanced stages of clinical trials in India.
Bhushan said, “In the coming days, for some of these vaccines, emergency use permission may be applied to the drug regulator.” To further clarify things, Bhushan said that Zydus Cadila has released its Corona virus vaccine The Phase II clinical trial was completed in December last year and has now been approved for Phase III.
Similarly, the second phase of Russia’s Sputnik-V Kovid-19 vaccine has been completed and now its third phase is being tested by its Indian partner Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. The Health Secretary said that the clinical trial for the first phase of her vaccine in the case of Biological-E started in December and the second phase is likely to begin in March, similarly the first stage trials of Genova’s RNA-based Kovid-19 vaccine. Is in and its second phase may be in March.
Significantly, the first batch of vaccine Kovishield of Serum Institute has reached 13 cities in the country from Pune. In all these cities, preparations for vaccination have also been speeded up. Also, the vaccine will be sent to other cities from these places. It has been reported that 54 lakh 72 thousand vaccine doses have reached different depots of the country so far. After this, all the doses ordered by January 14 will also reach the remaining depots. Currently, vaccine doses are being delivered at 4 central medical stores and 37 state depots.