Human clinical trial of COVAXIN to begin at AIIMS today

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is expected to begin the human clinical trial of the indigenously-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate from today.

AIIMS Ethics Committee had given its nod for the human clinical trial of COVAXIN.

AIIMS-Delhi is among the 12 sites selected by the Indian Council for Medical Research for conducting phase I and II human trials of COVAXIN.

In phase I, the vaccine would be tested on 375 volunteers and the maximum of 100 of them would be from AIIMS.

Healthy volunteers having no comorbid conditions and without a history of COVID-19, aged more than 18 years and less than 55 years, would be eligible to participate in the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.