New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely to remain between 50 to 100 per cent, however, they are trying for 100 per cent efficiency.
“We are aiming for 100 per cent efficacy but may land between 50 to 100 per cent. However, it still would be an effective vaccine against the virus,” ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said while speaking to media during a press briefing of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.
Bhargava added that as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), a vaccine having above 50 per cent efficacy is acceptable for administration. “100 per cent efficacy is not achieved in vaccines for respiratory viruses,” he said.
The Drugs Controller General of India released draft guidelines for Covid-19 vaccine on Monday. The 39-page document lists several safety protocols…