Finally, it has been announced by the Drug Controller General of India, VG Somani that Covid vaccines are finally on the lease and have cleared 100% safe. The department has also added that the vaccines were only approved since there are no slightest of safety concern issue.
For coronavirus, two vaccines are being developed that is Oxford Institute Covishield by the Pune-based Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. They have received emergency approval from our country’s drug regulator department successfully. As per our Drug Controller General of India, the Covishield was found to be 70.42% effective while Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin was safe with an effective and strong immune response. Coming from the scientific community and frontline fighters of coronavirus, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this incident will make every Indian proud. Also, it will add to the country’s pride that two emergency vaccines have been revealed and approved in our country. However, there is still no surety as to when the process of vaccinating will get initiated.
Both the vaccines have to be given or administered and stored at a temperature range between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. Around 1 crore health workers will be given priority by the Indian government and to 2 crore frontline workers when the vaccines begin and their administration. Our Union Health Minister Dr Harshavardhan has announced that there will be a countrywide dry run for the vaccination process. This was conducted just a few days before.
Now Indians will be safe and relieved after a long time. It also reveals the eagerness and effort of our scientific and medical workers to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. This requires perfect care, compassion and curiosity to think and work for the welfare of others. This is also highlighted in one of the tweets of our Prime Minister. Phase 2 and 3 were conducted by the Pune –based Serum Institute on 1600 participants in India. Recommendations have made certain restrictions on the usage and trails will be made on as long as possible. Already in abroad, the vaccine developed by the Oxford University and pharma giant AstraZenca is out in the market to be used by common people.
The trails are being conducted of the first vaccine in collaboration with the Indian Council of Research. Both phase 1 and 2 were conducted on 800 people proving successful plus safe results. The phase 3 trial is still on and has been administered on 22,500 people out of 25,800. The government expert committee has reviewed Bharat Biotech’s data on ‘safety and immunogenicity’ as per health ministry. It has permitted for the restricted use in an emergency in the interest of the public. This has paved the way for the development of more vaccines to prevent any infection that can occur further by mutant strains.
Thus, the effort of several health workers and scientific workers have paid off. It’s a huge success undoubtedly. India’s first Covid vaccine is approved. It’s safe, effective and ready to get out in the upcoming weeks as per the tweet of our Serum Institute Chief, Adar Poonawalla. It’s another good news that both the vaccines have received immediate approval showing the eagerness and consistency of or country towards finding a cure. First, the health and frontline workers were given the vaccine and those above 50 years of age will also be given the vaccine. The first phase is only for the health and frontline workers as per the recommendation of the health minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain. In Delhi, the vaccines will be given free, he also added.
Regarding Covaxin of Bharat Biotech, Sashi Tharoor, and the senior Congress leader said that it has not still entered Phase 3 trials. However, the premature approval can prove risky so it must be clarified by @drharshvardhan. Till full trails are done, the prolonged use must be inhibited effectively. Meanwhile, the AstraZenca can be released. Our country has reported 18,177 new infections in one or two days. Considering the total number of coronavirus cases about to be 1, 03, 23,965, the data reveals the risk and ongoing threat. The country has also logged 217 death cases. So the trails must be made over soon so that the vaccines cam finally be made public.