Covaxin Trials in Karnataka: Screening begins in Karnataka | Hubballi News – Times of India


BELAGAVI: Clinical human trials of the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin are set to begin soon at the Jeevan Rekha Hospital which has begun screening volunteers.
The hospital is among 12 sites chosen in 12 cities across the country to test the vaccine. Trials have begun in five of these hospitals — including AIIMS in Delhi.
Jeevan Rekha Hospital, the only one chosen in the state, will conduct the tests on 200 volunteers. The hospital had invited volunteers aged between 18 and 55 for the trials. Sources said around 40 have registered so far and they have been screened. It will take around 48 hours to determine their status based on the results of the blood and swab tests.
First and second doses of the vaccine will be administered to those who have tested negative for Covid and whose blood samples are found normal. There on, tests will be conducted every month to check for development of antibodies. Samples will be sent regularly to ICMR which will collate the findings from all testing sites.
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