The approval for a Covid vaccine can come soon, the country’s drugs control authority has indicated. At a webinar today, Drugs Controller General Dr VG Somani said “Probably we will have a new year with something in hand”. The assurance from the Drugs Controller General came ahead of a crucial meeting of the expert panel on emergency use vaccine authorization, which is set for tomorrow.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Preparations are in last stages for the vaccination programme against COVID-19. People will get vaccine manufactured in India”.