Pune: Phase 2 human trial of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine may start tomorrow

Doses of the potential coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University arrived at the Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Medical College in Pune for phase-2 human trials


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immunization created by scientists at Oxford University showed up at the Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Medical College here for stage 2 human preliminaries on Tuesday, an authority said. 

The preliminary may start from Wednesday, said a high ranking representative of the organization, one of the 17 locales chose for the stage 2 human preliminaries in the nation by Serum Institute of India (SII). 

“To begin with we have recognized five volunteers who will experience COVID-19 and antibodies test. Those whosereports are negative will be shortlisted for inoculation on Wednesday,” said Dr Sanjay Lalwani, Medical Director, Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Medical College and Hospital and Research Center. 

He said the medical clinic has been given an objective of enrolling 300 to 350 volunteers. Those picked for accepting a portion of immunization will be in the age gathering of 18 to 99 years, he told PTI. 

Dr Jeetendra Oswal, agent clinical overseer of the medical clinic, said after they are managed the immunization, the volunteers will be observed according to the standard preliminary convention.

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