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Indian COVID-19 vaccine maker says recruitment for trials on track | ReutersBENGALURU (Reuters)

Indian COVID-19 vaccine maker says recruitment for trials on track | ReutersBENGALURU (Reuters)

The maker of one of India’s leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates said on Tuesday its recruitment of volunteers for a late-stage trial of the shot was on track, following reports of a shortage of participants.Bharat Biotech has signed up 13,000 volunteers for the Phase 3 trial, backed by India’s government medical research body, and is progressing towards its goal of 26,000, the company said. The trial began in mid-November at multiple sites across India.Local news reports last week suggested that some of those trial sites were well short of reaching intended recruitment targets.A study at the government-run AIIMS medical institute had only signed up some 200 participants, compared with a goal of 1,500-2,000, Reuters partner ANI reported last week, citing a doctor at the institute.The shot, called COVAXIN, was evaluated in about 1,000 participants in early and mid-stage trials.“We are overwhelmed with the steady rise in participation,” Bharat Biotech joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella said in a statement on Tuesday.With more than 10 million infections, India, the world’s biggest vaccine producing country, is also the second worst-hit nation by COVID-19 behind the United States, although the rate of growth in infections has been slowing.Its drug regulators are in talks with U.S. firms Pfizer and Moderna – whose COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the United States – while other vaccine candidates including AstraZeneca’s shot are in trials.#manchesterunited#manchestercity#HealthForAll#HealthBroadcastingService#GlobalHealth#Covid-19#coronavirus#Health#paulpogba#ukcoronavirus#HealthBroadcastingServiceInPublicHealthPartnership#formula1abudhabi#lakers#sheffieldunitedvsmanchesterunited#marainey#pgaeuropeantour#dollyparton#extraterrestriallife#vaccine#davidllander#katieprice#eminem#lasvegasraiders#strictlycomedancing#solarwinds#furlough#nikeairjordaniv#mariasharapova#wuhanparty#airjordan #denvernuggets#liverpoolfcandcrystalpalacefc#deathstranding#aaronrodgers#losangeleslakers #indianationalcricket#michaelschumacher #wuhanrelearnshowtoparty#drake#mutationhttps://uk.reuters.com/…/uk-health-coronavirus-india…

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