COVID Vaccines available in India; here’s all you need to know
Recently Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine gets Approved for Restricted Emergency Use in India. Now Moderna is 4th vaccine available in India for restricted use. So in today’s blog, we are going to know all about covid vaccines in India.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine gets approved for restricted emergency use in India. This news is confirmed by NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul (Health) on 29th June by saying that
“An application received from vaccine manufacturer Moderna has received emergency use approval, opening up the possibility of the jab being imported in the near future.
“New drug authorization has been granted to Moderna, the first internationally developed vaccine. This permission is for restricted use only in India”.
V. K. Paul further clarified that only regulatory support has been granted and the issue of indemnity is being examined.
Sputnik V was the third covid vaccine to be approved for use in India after Covishield and Covaxin. Now Moderna has joined the team to make it four.
“Moderna’s Covid vaccine becomes 4th one to get emergency use approval in India’ There are four vaccines now Covaxin, Covishield, SputnikV and Moderna. We will soon close the deal on Pfizer as well,’Statement by NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul.
The Indian government wishes to vaccinate all Indians by the end of this year, but the slow speed of vaccination, lack of doses and vaccine hesitancy deficiency in people are affecting the campaign.
There are currently two homemade and homegrown vaccines for the covid i.e., Covishield and Covaxin. And now the DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India), also granted permission to Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Cipla to import Moderna covid vaccine.
Now take an overall look at all the Covid vaccines available for use in India.
Here’s more about the four vaccines that will be available to every indian.
Covishield is the Serum Institute of India’s version of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford. Covishield is the most extensively used vaccine in India. Covishield has played a major role in India’s immunization program.
In India, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is being produced locally by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII). The Covishield vaccine has led India’s fight against COVID-19 for a long time now.
Covaxin is an indigenous vaccine made by Bharat Biotech. Bharat Biotech is India’s 24-year-old vaccine maker with a range of 16 vaccines. And vaccine exports in around 123 countries of the world. Covaxin vaccine is isolated by India’s National Institute of Virology, Hyderabad. Covaxin has 78% efficacy for killing viruses in the body.
The developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, SputnikV was the first vaccine to be rolled out for the Covid fight in India. At first, it generated some sort of controversy after being rolled out before the final trial data had been released. But scientists later (at Lancet as well) agree that its benefits have been demonstrated.
Moderna vaccine will become in the ready-to-use injectable vaccine. This can be stored for a period of 7 months at a given temperature. Then the normal storage after the vial is opened is 30 days for Moderna. It has an efficacy of approximately 94.1% in shielding against the COVID-19 virus to the human body. Its effect takes over after 14 days of injecting the first dose of the vaccine.
Other vaccines under approval
The other vaccine participants are in various stages of trials in India for the safety and efficacy of Indians. And the list is as follows.
ZyCov-Di: Vaccine from Ahmedabad-based Zydus-Cadila vaccine producer.
Johnson & Johnson: Hyderabad-based Biological firm to produce this vaccine by US-based Johnson & Johnson.
HGCO19: Pune-based vaccine producer Genova in collaboration with Seattle, US-based HDT Biotech Corporation.
Covovax: Covid vaccine producer by US pharmaceutical firm Novavax.
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We will catch you in the next one till then take care of yourself and your family.