COVID-19 Vaccine in India: Expert Panel Meets Today to Deliberate on Who Gets Vaccine First

The Serum Institute has said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of vaccines for India and other low and middle-income countries.

By India.com News Desk | Published:Wed, August 12, 2020 1:58pm

New Delhi: The expert panel on vaccine administration, headed by Dr VK Pail, Nito Aayog, meets on Wednesday to deliberate on the logistics and the ethical aspects of the procurement and the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. "The committee will engage with all stakeholders including State governments and vaccine manufacturers," the union health ministry said. Also Read - India Corona Vaccine Update: Phase-3 Clinical Trials of Oxford's 'Covishield' Vaccine to Begin on Monday | Read Here

Currently, there are three vaccine candidates in India first being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, second being developed by UK's Oxford University, a manufacturing partner of which is India's Serum Institute and the third one is being developed by Zydus Cadila. Also Read - India COVID Vaccine Update: Serum Institute Gets DCGI Nod to Resume Clinical Trials Of Oxford Vaccine Candidate

The expert panel will deliberate on the procurement and also who all will get the vaccine after it gets procured. Also Read - India Corona Vaccine Update: Serum Institute to Resume Oxford COVID Vaccine Trials in India After Drug Controller Gives a go-ahead

The Serum Institute has said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of vaccines for India and other low and middle-income countries.

Published:Wed, August 12, 2020 1:58pm

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