With the approval of Sputnik V emergency use in India, people will now get the benefit of three vaccine. This will accelerate the vaccination campaign. Earlier in the country, vaccination campaign was being carried out to protect people from the epidemic with the help of Covaxin and Covishield. Both vaccines are quite effective. In recent times, both these vaccines work effectively against the new strain of virus found in Britain.
Senior officials have said that Covaxin and Covishield- the vaccines used in India – are effective against UK variants. Let us tell you that there is an outbreak of this new strain in India too. Officials also said that no Indian version of the virus has arrived yet. Only one double mutation has been found in Maharashtra. He said that a new version requires multiple mutations so that they can be identified and made an impact.
So far, three “imported variants” – the UK, South Africa and Brazil – have been found in India. As of Monday evening, a total of 948 cases of these types have been reported in India.
An official told the Times of India, “Covaxin is effective against both UK and Brazilian variants. Covishield is effective against the UK version but we are awaiting its effective data against Brazilian strains.” That ICMR researchers continue to study.