“As soon as the new year begins, the vaccine is likely to come into our hands,” said VG Somani, general physician at the Drug Controller’s Office on Thursday. His hint came ahead of an important meeting on the emergency use of the vaccine on Friday.
The country’s drug control authorities have indicated that a home-made vaccine for covid may be coming soon. “As soon as the new year begins, we will have something,” said Dr VG Somani, general physician at the Drug Controller, in a webinar on Thursday. An important meeting of the expert panel on Friday came with his assurance that the vaccine would be allowed to be used urgently.
Let me tell you that on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that preparations for vaccination against Kovid-19 were in the final stages. People will be vaccinated with a vaccine made in India.
Earlier, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria also said that the vaccine would be made in India soon. In fact, on Wednesday, the use of the Oxford-Astrageneca vaccine was approved in Britain. The Serum Institute in India is also developing the vaccine in collaboration with Oxford, raising the possibility of the vaccine being approved.
Dr Guleria told the ANI news agency: “It is good news that AstraZeneca has been approved by the UK regulatory authority for the vaccine. They have solid data and the same vaccine is being developed by the Serum Institute of India in India.