Bharat Biotech plans to unveil Covid vaccine by June 2021
Bharat Biotech plans to launch the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine by June 2021. The pharma company was given nod to continue with phase III clinical trials on October 22. Covaxin is being developed in association with the Indian Medical Research Council.(ICMR)
The firm will test over 20,000 volunteers spread across 12-14 states in the country. Sai Prasad, executive director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd, told The Indian Express that if all procedures are approved, the vaccine's efficacy should be known by June next year. "If we get all the approvals in place, I think during Q2 of 2021, we should get the efficacy readout from our phase 3 clinical trial — April, May, June, for example. That is for the full efficacy results," Prasad said.