New Delhi: Every day lakhs of infected cases of corona virus are being reported in the country. Meanwhile, a vaccination campaign is also being run for the elimination of Corona. At the same time, efforts are being made to bring foreign vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna to India.
On this issue, a Pfizer spokesperson said, ‘Pfizer continues to engage with the Government of India towards making its COVID-19 vaccine available for use in the vaccination program in India. As these discussions are ongoing, we are unable to share any additional details at this time.’
There will be no local trial
At the same time, the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) has removed the conditions for conducting separate local trials on foreign vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna. In such a situation, if a foreign vaccine has got approval for emergency use from the World Health Organization or the US FDA, then it will not have to undergo a trial in India.
DCGI says that it is decided to approve vaccines in India for limited use in emergency. Vaccines that are approved by the US FDA, EMA, UK MHRA, PMDA Japan or listed on the WHO emergency use list and which have already been used on millions of people are approved. Vaccine testing and bridging trials may be exempted by CDL, Kasauli.