Covid vaccine "Covaxin" human trials begin in Hyd

The human trial of covid vaccine "Covaxin" manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, has begun in Hyderabad in Telangana State on Monday, July 20, 2020.

The trials have also started in Tamil Nadu on July 20, 2020.

In Hyderabad, the trials were conducted at the state government's Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

In Tamil Nadu, the trials have begun at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre. SRM Hospital is the only medical college in Tamil Nadu to be selected for this trial.

The trial has already begun in AIIMS Patna, PGIMS Rohtak.

The volunteers in the institutes have been given the first dose of vaccine. They will be given the second dose of vaccine after an interval of 14 days.

Covaxin is developed by the Bharat Biotech International limited in Collaboration with ICMR and NIV (Pune). Covaxin has got the nod for human trials from Drugs controller of General of India.