Haryana Min offers to be 1st volunteer for COVAXIN's 3rd phase trials
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has offered to become the first volunteer for Phase-III clinical trial of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin. The trial in the state will begin on November 20. "Trial for third phase of Covaxin a coronavirus vaccine product of Bhart Biotech to start in Haryana on 20th November. I have offered myself as first volunteer to get vaccinated," he tweeted.
The Phase III trials will involve nearly 26,000 volunteers across India and will be conducted in partnership with ICMR. It is the largest clinical trial conducted for a Covid-19 vaccine in India. While volunteers in the age-group of 12-65 years were involved in the second phase of the clinical human trials of Covaxin, only adult volunteers (above the age of 18 years) will be involved in the third phase of the trials.