Covaxin has 81% efficacy, Bharat Biotech releases Phase 3 data
The results of the phase 3 trial was evaluated by an independent data safety and monitoring board.
Bharat Biotech has announced that its Coronavirus vaccine Covaxin has exhibited an interim vaccine efficacy of 81 per cent in its Phase 3 clinical trials. The results of the phase 3 trial were evaluated by an independent data safety and monitoring board.
A total of 25,800 subjects were involved in the trials, which were conducted in partnership with the ICMR.
According to ICMR, Coviaxin was well-tolerated and efficacious against SARS-CoV-2 across a wide range of age groups and variants in the country.
The Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company's vaccine is being administered alongside the Serum Institute of India's Covishield as part of the ongoing vaccination drive in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the first to be vaccinated in phase 2 of the process, was administered the Covaxin dosage.
The age of those who were enrolled for the phase 3 study was between 18 and 98. This included 2,433 over the age of 60 and 4,500 with comorbidities.