Advertisement
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

AIIMS Delhi To Start Screening Children For Clinical Trials Of Covaxin From Today

The trials are commencing after the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) nod for the Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Covaxin on children.

AIIMS Delhi To Start Screening Children For Clinical Trials Of Covaxin From Today
The third phase of the vaccination started on May 1 for the beneficiary aged between 18-44. | File Photo
AIIMS Delhi To Start Screening Children For Clinical Trials Of Covaxin From Today
outlookindia.com
2021-06-07T07:52:46+05:30

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi, will start screening children for clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin from June 7, 2021. This comes days after Bharat Biotech began clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine on children aged 2 to 18 years at AIIMS Patna. 

The trials are commencing after the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) nod for the Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Covaxin on children.  

Covaxin, indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is being used in adults in India’s ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive.

India started the world’s largest vaccination drive on January 16 this year in a phased manner with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated first. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started on February 2.

The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. India launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 from April 1.

The third phase of the vaccination started on May 1 for the beneficiary aged between 18-44.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

7 New Faces Likely In Punjab Cabinet; 5 Amarinder Singh Loyalists May Face Axe

7 New Faces Likely In Punjab Cabinet; 5 Amarinder Singh Loyalists May Face Axe

The new Punjab cabinet comprising 15 ministers will take oath on Sunday, the state’s Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced after having deliberations with the party high command.

Quad Not A Military Alliance, But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Quad Not A Military Alliance, But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.

IPL 2021, DC Vs RR, Live Scores: Injury Cloud Over Marcus Stoinis In Abu Dhabi

IPL 2021, DC Vs RR, Live Scores: Injury Cloud Over Marcus Stoinis In Abu Dhabi

Follow live cricket scores and updates of DC vs RR here. Delhi are on top of the points table along with Chennai Super Kings.

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Several commissions were appointed from time to time at the state and central levels for reforms in the police, but their core recommendations were never accepted.

Advertisement