The Indigenous Coronavirus vaccine called ‘Co-Vaccine’ trials have been started from yesterday in the capital Jaipur. Bharat Biotech collaborates with the National Institute of Virology (NIV) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to test the vaccine at Maharaj Agrasen Hospital in Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur. By yesterday evening, 70 volunteers were given a 0.5ml dose of the vaccine. The Principal Investigator (PI) of Clinical Trial, Dr Manish Jain said that the company has asked to conduct trials on 1000 people. Therefore, now more volunteers will be given medicine.
Dr Jain said that volunteers who are being dosed will be constantly monitored on the telephone. However, volunteers have been told earlier that there may be a little complaint of mild fever or pain in the vaccine. But if there is any problem, then our team is ready for that. After this dose, another dose will be given 28 days later.
It is known that the two phases of this vaccine have been tried. In this, the results of the first phase, released a few days ago by ICMR, have been very positive. This is a third phase trial. Earlier in Jaipur, a vaccine named ZyCov-D was manufactured by Zydus Cadila Company. This trial of the company was of the second phase, the results of which are yet to come.