ICMR to launch COVID-19 vaccine on August 15
– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) plans to launch the the indiSenous CoVID-19 vaccine (BBV152 COVID Vaccine) for public health use “latest by 15th August 2020 after completion of all
In a letter dated July 2, 2020, ICMR Director General Professor (Dr.) Balram Bhargav wrote to his “colleagues” this is the first indigenous vaccine being developed by lndia and is one of the top Priority projects which is being monitored at the topmost level of the Government. The vaccine is derived from a strain of SARS-CoV-z isolated by tCMR-National lnstitute of Virology, Pune, he wrote.
ICMR has partnered with Bharat Biotech lnternational Limited (BBIL) to fast-track clinical trials of the indiSenous CoVID-19 vaccine (BBV152 COVID Vaccine).
“BBIL is working expeditiously to meet the target, however final outcome will depend on the cooperation of all clinical trial sites involved in this project,” the letter stated.