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Will India soon approve a third covid vaccine? Meeting today

Will India soon approve a third covid vaccine? Meeting today

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Indian drug regulator will meet today to consider granting emergency approval to Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, news agency ANI reports. Drugmaker Dr Reddy’s had last week submitted the safety and immunogenicity data the SEC had asked in the first meeting held on 24 February.

“Meeting of Subject Expert Committee to be held today to deliberate on emergency use authorisation application of Russian vaccine Sputnik V. The vaccine manufacturers in India, Dr Reddy’s, have already submitted the safety and immunogenicity data of the third phase trials,” ANI said in a tweet.

Meeting of Subject Expert Committee to be held today to deliberate on emergency use authorisation application of Russian vaccine Sputnik V

The vaccine manufacturers in India, Dr Reddy’s, have already submitted the safety and immunogenicity data of the third phase trials.

Dr Reddy’s had entered into a partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik V

Dr Reddy’s had applied for emergency approval for Sputnik V. The company had conducted Phase 2 trials in India with around 1,500 participants. Phase 3 trials are still underway.

“We expect to get the approval in the next few weeks. It is a two-dose vaccine. You take the first dose on day zero and the second one on day 21. The peak immunity develops somewhere between day 28 to day 42. So, it is a two-dose vaccine and we expect it to be available in the next few weeks,” Deepak Sapra, the company’s CEO, APIs and Services, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

India already has two approved COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin- that are currently being administered to eligible Indians. So far, frontline and healthcare workers, as well as people above 60 years of age and people over 45 years of age with co-morbidities, were being administered the vaccines. Now, from 1 April, the vaccination drive will cover everyone over 45 years of age.

News Source : mint

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