Highlights:

  • The Ethics Committee gave a green signal to AIIMS for human trial from today onwards.
  • 375 volunteers are needed; a maximum of 100 should be from AIIMS.
  • To be a volunteer, email on ctaiims.covid19@gmail.com or SMS or call upon 7428847499.

New Delhi: AIIMS, the All Indian Institute of Medical Science started its Human trial of corona vaccine -Covaxin from today, 20th July Monday after getting a green signal from the Ethics Committee. AIIMS Delhi is among the 12 sites selected by the ICMR- Indian Council for Medical Research for conducting phase 1 and 2 human trail.

In phase one, the vaccine would be tested on 375 volunteers and a maximum of 100 of them would be from AIIMS. The volunteers should be between the age of 18 to 55 years. AIIMS will start the screening today. IMCR  asked AIIMS for fast track human trials. India is one of the largest vaccine producers in the world, so producing Vaccine for COVID-19 is a moral responsibility of Indians. Dr. Sanjay Rai, professor at the center for community Medicine at AIIMS said  “Few volunteers have already registered for the trial. We would start the screening of the individuals and evaluate their health condition from Monday onwards before vaccinating them.”

To participate in the trial, anybody who is eligible for the age criteria can email to ctaiims.covid19@gmail.com or SMS or call on 7428847499. The details of the volunteers would be put up on its website.

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