Delay in 'Made in India' chikungunya vaccine due to lack of
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For the first time, an indigenously developed vaccine against chikungunya has been developed but the delay in finding volunteers is impeding its development. The novel vaccine against chikungunya crossed a big hurdle last year when Bharat Biotech, a Hyderabad-based vaccine pioneer, got permission to start human trials and the first human subjects received the vaccine a few months ago. But only 10% of the volunteers could be recruited over several months since healthy volunteers, as per the notified regulation, are forced to stay in ICU after the intra- muscular injection is administered which scares them...



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