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Pfizer must conduct local study for vaccine approval: VK Paul

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Rashi Bisaria | January 14, 2021

Pfizer must conduct local study for vaccine approval: VK Paul

Any vaccine maker, including Pfizer, which has sought emergency-use authorisation for its Covid-19 shot in India, must conduct a local "bridging" safety and immunogenicity study to be considered for the country's immunisation programme, a senior government official told Reuters. Serum Institute of India, the local manufacturer of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, has done a similar study on more than 1,500 people over months before seeking and receiving emergency approval in the country.

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