Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, November 20
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of Covaxin at a hospital in Ambala on Friday. A video has surfaced online.
Vij had offered to be the first volunteer in the phase three trials for Covaxin, a potential vaccine against COVID-19.
The 67-year old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader had tweeted that he would be administered the trial dose of the indigenous vaccine at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt.
Bharat Biotech had on Monday said the Phase 3 trial of Covaxin will involve 26,000 volunteers across 25 centres in India and is being conducted in partnership with the ICMR.
It is the largest clinical trial conducted for a COVID-19 vaccine in India.
This is India’s first Phase 3 efficacy study for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the largest Phase 3 efficacy trial ever conducted.
The human trial of Covaxin had begun at Rohtak’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in July.