13.4C
Delhi
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Vaccine will not be released for mass use unless proven immunogenic: Serum Institute

- Advertisement -

covishield1Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Vaccine development company Serum Institute, India on Tuesday said the Covidshield vaccine will not be released for mass use unless it is proven immunogenic, and safe.

The company also said the serious adverse event (SAE) that happened to a city based volunteer though unfortunate was in no way induced by the vaccine.

Serum Institute which had earlier said it would claim over Rs 100 crore damage from the volunteer for damaging its reputation said it was sympathetic with the volunteer’s medical condition and the incident is highly unfortunate.

“However, we would like to clarify that all the requisite regulatory and ethical processes and guidelines were followed diligently and strictly,” the company said.

According to Serum Institute, the concerned authorities were informed and the Principal Investigator, Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) and the Ethics Committee independently cleared and reckoned it as a non-related issue to the vaccine trial.

READ ALSO:  #SheInspiresUs: Get out, work yourself is Mushroom Mahila's message

“Post which we submitted all the reports and data related to the incident to the DCGI (Drug Controller General of India). It is only after we cleared all the required processes that we continued with the trials,” the company said.

“Taking into consideration the complexities and existing misnomers about vaccination and immunisation; the legal notice was sent therefore to safeguard the reputation of the company which is being unfairly maligned,” the company added.

The 40-year-old city based volunteer, who works as a business consultant had wanted to investigate the cause of him contracting severe neurological health complications he had suffered after being vaccinated with Covidshield shots under development at Serum Institute, but the company was intimidating him with a threat of over Rs 100 crore damage suit, his advocates had said.

According to the advocates, their client was vaccinated on September 29 and developed severe neurological health complications and instead of probing the cause and stopping the trials Serum Institute and others kept silent.

READ ALSO:  Aurangzeb, not Babur demolished Ram temple: Book

“We are yet to get any reply for the legal notice sent to various parties, including Serum Institute. We have seen news reports about Serum Institute threatening our client with a suit for over Rs 100 crore,” N.G.R. Prasad, Advocate, Row & Reddy, told IANS.

READ ALSO:  Shaheen Bagh protest didn’t remain sole voice of women, says SC

“Our client had restricted his claim only for Rs 5 crore and wanted investigation to start as to the cause of him suffering severe neurological problems and stop the vaccine from affecting other people,” Prasad added.

A family friend of the volunteer told IANS: “He was a healthy young male. He had no pre-existing ailments. Not even blood pressure. But 10 days after the vaccination, he had developed severe neurological complications.”

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Delhi Police caught off guard by breach of trust by protesters?

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) When the Delhi police entered into an agreement with the protesting farmers, little did they realise there were chances...

How the situation turned ugly at Red Fort

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The farmers movement that had been peaceful for the last two months turned violent on Republic Day on Tuesday...

Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it ‘this Spring’: Biden

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for...

SKM asks farmers to return to borders, continue peaceful protest

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS): After violent clashes with between the police and the protesting farmers in the national capital on Tuesday, the Samyukt Kisan...