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India's Covaxin shot 78% effective against coronavirus, say developers

04/21/2021 | 09:46am EDT
FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 vaccination in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's only domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has been found to be 78% effective in a second analysis of clinical trials done around the country, its makers said https://www.bharatbiotech.com/images/press/covaxin-phase3-clinical-trials-interim-results.pdf on Wednesday.

"I am very pleased to state that Covaxin ... has shown the efficacy of 78% in the second interim analysis," said Balram Bhargava, the chief of the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research that has created the vaccine with Bharat Biotech.

The first analysis released in March had shown an efficacy rate of 81%.

(Reporting by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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