COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized in India-A Mini Review

13 Pages Posted: 7 May 2021

See all articles by Yogendra Shrestha

Yogendra Shrestha

Adichunchanagiri University

Rajesh Venkataraman

Adichunchanagiri University

Jeet Bahadur Moktan

Adichunchanagiri University

Renukaradhya Chitti

Adichunchanagiri University

Shiv Kumar Yadav

Adichunchanagiri University

Date Written: April 29, 2021

Abstract

Novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is responsible for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to 220 countries and has been found to be challenging. Many variants detected after Wuhan-Hu-1 reference which were able to develop the resistance against the neutralizing antibodies induced by vaccine and may cause false negative results in diagnostic tests targeting the S gene. The COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in India and the government authorized a new vaccine for restricted use in emergency situation. This review discusses about the efficacy, safety, and economical aspects of vaccines authorized in India. The rAd26-s & rAd5-s (Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology) demonstrate high efficacy as well as safety, followed by BBV152 (Bharat Biotech) and AZD1222 (Oxford AstraZeneca); AZD1222 is more economical than other two.

Note:
Funding Statement: There is no funding from any institution.

Declaration of Interests: There are no competing interests from any of the authors.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Immunization, Vaccine, Efficacy

JEL Classification: i

Suggested Citation

Shrestha, Yogendra and Venkataraman, Rajesh and Moktan, Jeet Bahadur and Chitti, Renukaradhya and Yadav, Shiv Kumar, COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized in India-A Mini Review (April 29, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836545

Yogendra Shrestha (Contact Author)

Adichunchanagiri University ( email )

BG Nagara
Mandya
Bellur, Karnataka 571448
India
+917348944358 (Phone)

Rajesh Venkataraman

Adichunchanagiri University

BG Nagara
Mandya
Bellur, AR karnataka 571448
India

Jeet Bahadur Moktan

Adichunchanagiri University

BG Nagara
Mandya
Bellur, AR karnataka 571448
India

Renukaradhya Chitti

Adichunchanagiri University

BG Nagara
Mandya
Bellur, AR karnataka 571448
India

Shiv Kumar Yadav

Adichunchanagiri University

BG Nagara
Mandya
Bellur, AR karnataka 571448
India

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
134
Abstract Views
465
rank
261,578
PlumX Metrics