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COVID-19: AIIMS administers first dose of COVID-19 candidate vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to 30-year-old Delhi resident – Home Health Choices

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By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday administered the primary dose of nation’s first indigenous vaccine candidate ‘Covaxin’ to a 30-year-old man as a part of efforts to fight COVID-19.

This is the primary part of human medical trial after the institute’s ethics committee gave its approval for the path for the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin.

Prof (Dr) Sanjay Rai, who works within the Community Medicine Department and is principal investigator of the research, stated that dose was administered to a resident of Delhi.

“Today, we administered the first dose of Covaxin to a 30-year-old man, the first volunteer, who is a resident of Delhi. He was screened two days ago and all his health vital parameters were normal. He does not have any co-morbid conditions or any pre-existing illness,” Dr Rai instructed ANI.

“Post-vaccination, the subject was in close observation for two hours. There was no sudden side-effect observed. The subject will be monitored for a week,” he stated.

Dr Rai stated greater than three,500 volunteers have already registered for the trial at AIIMS

“Screening for 22 subjects is ongoing and only about a third of them were found to have normal parameters. More volunteers will be vaccinated tomorrow once their health screening reports come,” he stated.

The affected person has been supplied with a well being card for noting down his each day medical situation and has additionally been requested to take care of his each day routine. The docs will examine up his well being situation each day by means of phone for one week publish the administration of the vaccine.

According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the trial is going down at 12 websites for part I and II randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled medical trials of Covaxin.

Apart from AIIMS Delhi, trial is going down at AIIMS Patna and few different websites.

“Any healthy individual who wishes to participate in the trial can send in an email on ctaiims.covid19@gmail.com or send an SMS or call on 7428847499,” the AIIMS physician stated including that for phases I & II phase- AIIMS (Delhi) will select solely 100 contributors out of 375 volunteers and remaining contributors might be studied at different websites.

The prime drug regulator had earlier given its inexperienced sign for human medical trials for Covaxin, which has been developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. (ANI)

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