Coronavirus vaccine update: Vaccines in various phases of trial

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Coronavirus vaccine update – The United Arab Emirates said China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine is 86% effective. UAE is conducting Phase 3 clinical trials of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine and has now said the Sinopharm vaccine looks effective. Meanwhile, India is considering 3 vaccines, that of Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India, and Pfizer (for emergency use in India). PM of India, Narendra Modi said a Covid-19 vaccine is only weeks away for India.coronavirus vaccine update

Know everything about coronavirus vaccine update, when will corona medicine be ready, BioNTech/Pfizer, who is allowed who’s not, moderna vaccine…

Coronavirus vaccine update – Other vaccines being developed

About BioNTech/Pfizer

Biopharmaceutical New Technologies or Pfizer is a next-generation immunotherapy company developing novel therapies for cancer and other diseases. The Company uses computational discovery and therapeutic drugs for the development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Apollo Hospitals are ready to vaccinate 1 million people daily. It is now India’s largest hospital chain which is ready to administer one million coronavirus vaccine doses a day. However, the government has not made it clear how vaccines will be distributed.

Who is allowed who’s not?

The UK regulator said anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not get the Pfizer vaccine.

Do read: What to do if you are sick with symptoms of coronavirus?

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All about COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine)

  • COVAXINTM is developed in tie-up with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Institute of Virology (NIV).
  • DCGI approval for Phase III Human Clinical Trials has been received.
  • Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine has been cleared in the clinical trial mode, which means the consent of participants has to be taken.


  • Covishield is a highly effective vaccine against novel coronavirus.
  • India has approved Covishield by the Serum Institute of India.
  • Covishield vaccine doses will be given 4-6 weeks apart, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin should be taken three weeks apart.
  • Participants’ enrollment and vaccination of Phase II/III Human Clinical Trial has also been completed.

All about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine

  • UK became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on 2 December.
  • The vaccine is said to be 95% effective.
  • Pfizer will be given in two doses, three weeks apart.
  • Pfizer must be stored at a temperature of around -70C.
  • The vaccine will be transported with GPS trackers packed in dry ice.
  • Once the vaccine is delivered, it can be stored for up to five days in a fridge between 2C and 8C.

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Moderna vaccine

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate is the most advanced and uses synthetic Ribonucleic acid that uses genetic code from the coronavirus to produce human cells to generate spike protein found on the outside of the virus.

  • Moderna is said to be 94.5% effective.
  • The vaccine will be given in two doses, four weeks apart.
  • It is easy to store Moderna because it stays stable at -20C for up to six months.

Expecting the medicine to be ready for use and available, many airlines and logistics firms have already started working on the transfer of coronavirus vaccine as it requires special conditions.

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