Bharat Biotech complete enrollment of 25,800 volunteers for Covaxin Phase-3 trials

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Hyderabad, Jan 7 (PTI) Bharat Biotech has completed enrollment of 25,800 volunteers for the Phase-3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, Suchitra Ella, joint managing director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd said on Thursday.

In a message posted on the company's Twitter account, she thanked clinical trial sites, principal investigators and health workers for their support and trust in the 'public- private partnership' vaccine discovery.

'My deep appreciation to all the volunteers for reposing and expressing Pro Vaccine Public Health Voluntarism in the phase-3 clinical trials of India's 1st fully indigenous COVID-19 vaccine,' she said referring to Covaxin.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has recently given Emergency Use Authorisation for Covaxin.

The Phase III human clinical trials of Covaxin began mid-November, targeted to be done in 26,000 volunteersacross India.

The company had said it is the only Phase-3 efficacy study for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the largest efficacy trial (Phase-3) ever conducted for any vaccine in India.PTI GDK SS PTI PTI