COVAXIN: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

ICMR to allow COVID-19 vaccines with 50% efficacy

The Indian Council for Medical Research approves COVID-19 vaccines with 50-100% efficacy. According to ICMR, no respiratory vaccines have 100% efficacy. Highlights According to the World Health Organization, a vaccine should have three things namely ..

What Immunization Programme Mechanism will GoI use to distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

The Government of India is to use the Universal Immunization Programme mechanism to distribute covid-19 vaccines in the country. This was announced by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during his address in the Lok ..

Dr. Dangs Lab to Partner with Bharat Biotech for Human Trials of Covaxin

The Delhi-based private laboratory, Dr Dangs Lab, has announced that they have been selected as the central laboratory for human clinical trials of Covaxin, which is touted as the first-ever indigenous vaccine developed by Bharat ..

AIIMS Panel Gives Nod for Covaxin Human Trials

The Ethics Committee of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has given the approval to start the human trials for the indigenously developed COVID 19 vaccine, Covaxin. The premier hospital is expected to ..

India begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccines

On July 13, 2020, the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Patna began human trials of COVID-19 on 10 volunteers. Highlights The first dose was given to selected 10 people though several volunteered. The ..