Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Covid vaccine rollout may get delayed in India as expert panel takes cautious approach


“Since the trials are ongoing, we expect that they will take some time… at least a few weeks. We can take a call regarding the SEC meeting only after they submit the data,” an official said.

Synopsis

Expert panel unlikely to meet again in December as the vaccine maker SII, Bharat Bio may take some more time to submit the updated data sought by the committee.

New Delhi | Mumbai: The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of India’s drug regulator is unlikely to meet again this month as the vaccine makers are expected to take some weeks at least to submit the updated data sought from them, said government officials. This could have an impact on the timelines about the availability of Covid vaccine in the country.“The ball is in the court of the companies (Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech). They

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