Bharat Biotech has submitted documents to the Canadian government; seeking approval for Covaxin. The Indian-developed vaccine is safe, sound, and effective; against the deadly virus. Besides that, it has also shown good results against the Delta variant; in a controlled clinical trial.
Covaxin to Get Approved in Canada for Emergency Use
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is trying to seek approval in Canada. However, the company has submitted all the necessary documents to the Canadian government; citing the fact that the vaccine has shown good results against the Delta variant as well. If the vaccine gets approved for emergency use in Canada, it is a sigh of relief for all those Indians who are facing entry restrictions. However, the Canadian government has not spoken anything about the approval yet. An important point to note here is that the vaccine has shown effective results; against the COVID-19 Delta variant in controlled clinical trials.
The Vaccine Under Review in Canada
Developed and manufactured in India; Bharat Biotech has taken an agreement for Covaxin with American firm Ocugen. However, they collaborated with the American firm; to help get approval in the North American market. Meanwhile, they have paired up with Canada-based Vacigen; to simplify the review procedure with Health Canada. Vaccine helped Bharat Biotech apply for emergency authorization on June 30. Moreover, they started submitting the documents for approval on July 15. On July 30, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada; confirmed the review via a tweet saying “underway”.
Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 Vaccine is Quite Effective Against Delta Variant
Experts in Canada have warned the authorities; of a potential fourth Covid wave in the country. Meanwhile, amid these situations, they have underscored the relevance of Covaxin. Ken Inchausti, an Ocugen authority said; that additional vaccines have the potential to numb the COVID-19 Delta variant. However, Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine; that claims to provide protection against the Delta variant. Besides that, it is the only investigational vaccine to show good results in controlled clinical trials. Moreover, the vaccine has portrayed an efficacy rate of 65.2 percent against the Delta variant.
Why is it Important for Covaxin to Get Authorized in Canada?
It is quite important for Covaxin; to get approved for emergency use in Canada. Certainly, there here are several students; who are stuck in India and finding a way to go back to Canada. However, if the vaccine gets approved, these students, citizens, and residents; won’t have to face entry restrictions in the country anymore. Although, Canada has given authorization to only a handful of COVID-19 vaccines at the moment. On the other hand, Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine awaits the WHO’S approval as well.