Health Ministry hints at the availability of first Covid-19 vaccine in India

By Rajan Nath -- September 28, 2020 9:09 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

While the world is waiting for a potential COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday said that the first coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be available by early 2021.

The health ministry stated that the research to develop a coronavirus vaccine in India is being “done expeditiously”.

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Addressing the media persons, the Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, that the research to develop a vaccine is being done expeditiously.

He informed the media that there are at least 3 COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are in the phase of clinical trials in India. "We’re hopeful that within 1st quarter of 2021 it will be available”, the Union Health Minister was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.

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According to the data provided by the health ministry, India’s Covid-19 tally has crossed the 60 lakh-mark on Monday with a spike of 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

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The union health ministry on Monday released the 100-year timeline history of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Dr. Harsh Vardhan told the media persons that it was a historic day for ICMR as it released the 100-year timeline of the history of ICMR within its premises.

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