GOA: Eleven volunteers from Goa will receive the first doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin in phase-1 of the indigenously-made vaccine’s human trials.
A 26-year-old man will be the youngest person to receive the vaccine, the trial of which will start at 10am, when a batch of four volunteers are injected. “The second batch, of seven volunteers, have been called in at 12 noon,’ said Dr Dhananjay Lad, director, Crome Clinical Research Pvt Ltd and Medical Tourism, the agency selected to conduct the trials at Redkar hospital in North Goa.
“We have planned to complete the vaccination of 50 volunteers by Monday,” Lad said, adding that only those volunteers whose reports have come normal have been called. The volunteers are between 18 and 55 years old.
The News 24 Goa