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India’s 1st mRNA Covid-19 vaccine likely to be Available Soon

Published on June 28, 2022
Current Context: The Subject Expert Committee recommended Emergency Use Authorisation for India's first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
India’s 1st mRNA Covid-19 vaccine likely to be Available Soon
  • Besides the Drugs controller general of India (DCGI) is expected to give Emergency Use Authorisation to Gennova’s mRNA vaccine.
  • The vaccine - GEMCOVAC-19 - is the country's first homegrown mRNA COVID- 19 vaccine and is seen as a game-changer for the healthcare industry.
  • The company has conducted phase 2 and phase 3 data trials on 4000 participants to evaluate vaccine safety, immunogenicity, and tolerability.
  • mRNA vaccines use mRNA to teach our cells how to make a protein or a protein that triggers an immune response inside our bodies.
  • It is based on the Moderna model but has been built with the information available in the open and indigenous technology and materials.

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following is the first Homegrown mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in India?
a. Moderna
b. Covaxin
c. Cansino
d. GEMCOVAC-19
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