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Rashi Bisaria | March 10, 2021

Covaxin safe, immunogenic with no side effects, says Lancet

Medical peer-review journal Lancet has published the interim results for phase 2 trials of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, calling it 'safe, immunogenic with no serious side effects'. The double-blind, randomised, multicentre, phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of Covaxin (BBV152) in healthy adults and adolescents (aged 12-65 years) was carried out at nine hospitals in India.

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