Medical freezers, which maintain 20°C are also being deployed for diluents and ice packs needed for the last mile delivery in the Covid vaccination drive.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ocugen will have the US rights to the vaccine candidate and will be responsible for clinical development, regulatory approval (including emergency use authorisation (EUA)) and commercialisation for the US market.
India had earlier in January approved two vaccines -- Oxford's Covishield manufactured by SII and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin -- for restricted emergency use.
Covaxin is India's totally indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology.
People with recent history of allergic anaphylaxis should compulsorily seek an allergist or immunologist opinion before getting vaccinated
This is India's first and only phase-3 efficacy study for a Covid-19 vaccine, and the largest phase-3 efficacy trial ever conducted for any vaccine in the country.
The company was given a fresh letter of comfort recently for supplying another 45 lakh doses of Covaxin. The doses will be dispatched as when the Ministry places orders with the company
Get vaccinated against Covid despite having pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension
Giving an update on Covid vaccination, the health ministry said 3,352 vaccination sessions were held and 1,91,181 beneficiaries vaccinated on Saturday
According to an industry expert, the company is liable to pay compensation to people in case of serious side effects caused by the vaccine administered while in the clinical trial mode
Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar along with MP Nama Nageswar Rao has formally launched the vaccination programme at the District Hospital.
Krishnamma, a sanitation worker at Gandhi Hospital was the first person to receive the Covid vaccine in Telangana.
The residents are a bit apprehensive about the lack of complete trial in case of Covaxin and might not participate in huge numbers thus defeating the purpose of vaccination, wrote the doctors
Addressing the country digitally, the Prime Minister said that India managed to make two 'Made-in-India' vaccines in a very short period which usually takes years.
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