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Sputnik Light Covid vaccine gets permission for Phase 3 trials in India

Earlier in the month of April, the two-dose model of the vaccine, Sputnik V, was accredited for ’emergency use’ by the DGCI

New Delhi: The Drug Controller General of India has given its approval to the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine model of the Sputnik V vaccine ‘Sputnik Light’ to conduct trials on the Indian inhabitants to verify whether or not the vaccine offers the same immune response in trials much like what it has proven on the Russian inhabitants.

A Subject Expert Committee (SEC) assembly held on August 5 advisable the trial situation primarily based on the efficacy of the vaccine additionally to be evaluated on the forty second, ninetieth, and one hundred and eightieth day following the second dose.

 

“Interim analysis can be conducted on day 42 as this data was generated during the Sputnik V trials in India after the first dose, which was stated to be available up to day 21,” reads the minutes of the SEC assembly.

Earlier in the month of April, the two-dose model of the vaccine, Sputnik V, was accredited for ’emergency use’ by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

According to Dr V Ok Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, until now 8- 9 lakh doses of Sputnik V has been administered in India.

Sputnik Light, which is the primary dose of the unique two-dose composition, has proven the efficacy of 79 per cent.

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