The company said the vaccine is producing more antibodies with generally tolerable side effects in early-stage clinical trials.
The vaccine-candidate is grown in insect cells, similar to how the flu vaccine is produced.
On Wednesday, Cadila Healthcare, the listed entity of the Zydus Cadila group, stated that ZyCoV-D was found to be safe and well-tolerated in the phase I clinical trial and the company is scheduled to start the phase II clinical trials from August 6, 2020.
According to a release issued by Pfizer Wednesday, its agreement with Canada would see deliveries of the vaccine it's co-developing with BioNTech SE occur over the course of next year.
However, the team could not fulfill Jokowi's request, as the clinical trials for the possible vaccine entailed a string of stringent protocols that would otherwise take years to complete under normal circumstances. Moderna is one of many pharmaceutical giants that are racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
The announcement states that, under the deal, the U.S. government can order an additional 200 million dose of the vaccine. The goal is to have enough supplies to give every Canadian two doses of a vaccine.
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Immunologist and University of Toronto professor Tania Watts had been concerned about Canada's lack of purchase agreements, but she said she is pleased with Wednesday's announcement. "Another famous RNA virus is HIV and we still don't have a vaccine against that", Markel said. "It's using the building blocks of the viral proteins to manufacture those proteins internally and then use that to provoke an immune response".
"This is the proof of principle", he said. Once the health crisis is contained, the price will come in line with those of commercial vaccines, he said.
"It is a very elegant approach and there is no reason to be concerned about it", he said. During the H1N1 pandemic, people said they were interested in getting the vaccine, but only 20% of people ended up getting it.
"Industrial scale manufacturing can have unexpected problems".
Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam warned Tuesday against expecting a vaccine to provide a quick end to the pandemic, saying they provide hope but likely no silver bullet for the novel coronavirus. After the second shot, we take some blood.