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Challenges ahead for Covid-19 vaccine distribution in India – Explained

Potential vaccine candidates across the world are in the race to become a reality against the highly-infectious coronavirus which has claimed innumerable lives around the globe so far. Recently, Pfizer and Modern released the results of clinical trials of their respective experimental coronavirus vaccines. Both the candidates have reportedly shown an efficacy rate of over 90 per cent. Meanwhile, the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 is expected to reach Kanpur’s Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College by next week wherein the vaccine’s Phase 2 and Phase 3 human clinical trials will be conducted. The decision was taken after Dr Reddy Laboratories got approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

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