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When will India finally have access to coronavirus vaccine?

India commands 40 per cent of global capacity for vaccines which is estimated at 5.7 billion doses

Coronavirus, vaccine, covid, drugs, clinical trials

Sohini Das Mumbai
At least four coronavirus vaccine candidates globally – Oxford-AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine, Moderna's mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BionTech's mRNA vaccine and Novavax's protein sub-unit vaccine – are expected to receive approvals by the end of 2020 or early 2021. So, India should finally get an approved Covid-19 vaccine by the first quarter of 2021, say analysts.
The country has access to two of the four mentioned above – the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Novavax ones – through partnerships. While the Novavax candidate has so far shown a higher level of antibodies and viral neutralisation, both claim good T-cell response (immune response). It also

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First Published: Aug 28 2020 | 2:22 PM IST

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