Bhubaneswar’s SUM Hospital All Set For For Human Trial Of Covaxin From Wednesday
Bhubaneswar: A Department of Community Medicine lab was inaugurated at SUM Hospital here on Monday to undertake human clinical trials of the potential coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’, hospital authorities informed.
The trials for the first indigenous vaccine will begin from Wednesday, the authorities added.
During the first phase of the trials, researchers will check whether the people injected with the vaccine develop any adverse effect in their body or not.
The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi has already started its first Covaxin human trials.
Covaxin was jointly developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL).