Covid-19 vaccine trial started at Mumbai hospital.
The first dose of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca will be administered to three volunteers at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai while 10 more volunteers have been selected for the clinical trial. Volunteers will be checked regularly and within 29 days a second dose will be given to them.
As per data, “This vaccine shows T cell response within 14 days of the dose and an antibody response within 28 days”.
According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines, each of the volunteers has been covered with Rs 1crore life insurance in case of death due to any side effects during the trial. They have also been covered under Rs 50lakh medical insurance if they develop any adverse effect from the vaccine.