4 corona vaccines may soon enter a clinical trial stage in India : Union Health Minister

New Delhi – Union Health Minister Dr.  Harsh Vardhan on 24th May said that at least four of the 14 candidate vaccines for novel coronavirus in the country may enter the clinical trial stage very soon.

The Minister said, “The whole world is trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. There are over 100 candidate vaccines which are at different levels of development. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is coordinating the efforts. India is also actively contributing to it. There are 14 candidates in India also which are at different levels”.

However, Minister cautioned that it is too early to expect any vaccine against the disease because there is a long due procedure involved in its development. “It will take minimum one year for the development of any vaccine even if it is developed earliest.