First Batch of Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Sputnik V to Arrive in Kanpur Medical College for Phase 2, 3 Trials

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    First Batch of Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Sputnik V to Get Here in Kanpur Medical College for Stage 2, 3 Trials

    A nurse prepares Russia's 'Sputnik-V' vaccine against the coronavirus disease for inoculation in post-registration trials stage at a clinic in Moscow on September 17, 2020. (File photo/Reuters)

    A nurse prepares Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine versus the coronavirus disease for shot in post-registration trials stage at a center in Moscow on September 17,2020 (File photo/Reuters)

    The decision to perform the human medical trials of the vaccine was taken after Dr Reddy’s Laboratories got approval from the Drugs Controller General of India in this regard, an official stated.

    • PTI Kanpur
    • Last Updated: November 15, 2020, 14: 26 IST
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    The first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 is most likely to reach Kanpur’s Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College by next week in which the vaccine’s Stage 2 and Stage 3 human scientific trials will be carried out. The decision to carry out the human scientific trials of the vaccine was taken after Dr Reddy’s Laboratories got approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in this regard, an official said.

    Talking To PTI, college principal R B Kamal stated the human clinical trials of the vaccine will start from next week. “As many as 180 volunteers have signed up for the trials. Head of the research study Saurabh Agarwal will figure out the dose of the vaccine to be administered. One dosage will be administered and the condition of volunteers will be kept an eye on to figure out whether they need more dosages or not,” he stated.

    Kamal said the volunteers’ vitals and condition will be inspected occasionally and the information will be evaluated to figure out whether the vaccine is a success or not. He said the effect of the vaccine on the volunteers will be studied for 7 months after the very same is administered as soon as, twice or thrice within an interval of 21 days.

    After observing the impacts of the vaccine for a month, authorities will be apprised of the results of the trial and they will then decide accordingly. The Ethics Committee of the college has actually also permitted for the routes, he said.

    The vaccine needs to be kept at a temperature level of -20 to -70 degrees Celsius. In September, Dr Reddy’s and the Russian Direct Mutual Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, entered into a collaboration to carry out scientific trials of Sputnik V vaccine and its circulation in India.

    As part of the partnership, RDIF shall provide 100 million doses of the vaccine to Dr Reddy’s upon regulative approval in India. On August 11, the Sputnik V vaccine was signed up by the Ministry of Health of Russia and ended up being the world’s very first signed up vaccine against COVID-19 based on the human adenoviral vector platform.


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