Expert committee on COVID-19 vaccine administration to satisfy on Wednesday

New Delhi, August 11 

An professional committee below the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul will meet on Wednesday to contemplate the logistics and moral elements of procuring and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union Health Ministry stated on Tuesday.

The committee on vaccine administration will interact with all of the stakeholders together with state governments and vaccine producers, the ministry stated in a tweet.

The committee would chalk out methods on the elements of prioritisation of the vaccine administration as soon as it’s developed, rollout and chilly chain logistics and coaching of the individuals who can be administering it.

“The Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration under the chairmanship of Dr V K Paul, NITI Aayog will meet on 12th August to consider logistics & ethical aspects of procurement & administration of COVID-19 vaccine,” the ministry tweeted.

The phase-1 human scientific trials of the 2 COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Zydus Cadila Ltd, have been accomplished and the trials have moved to part 2, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava stated final Tuesday.

The Serum Institute of India, Pune has additionally been permitted for conducting Phase 2 and three human scientific trials of the Oxford University-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate within the nation.

India’s COVID-19 caseload has climbed to 22,68,675 whereas the death-toll mounted to 45,257, in keeping with the Health ministry knowledge up to date at eight am on Tuesday. –PTI 

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