Bharat Biotech promises compensation in case of adverse side effects from Covaxin

16-01-2021 Sat 17:17

Vaccine recipients receiving Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will have to sign a consent form before they take the jab as the clinical efficacy of the vaccine is yet to be established. The Central government gave permission for administering Covaxin even though the clinical trials for the vaccine were in the phase 3 stage. The beneficiaries have been promised medical care and compensation in case of adverse side effects. “The compensation for the serious adverse event will be paid by sponsor (BBIL) if the SAE is proven to be causally related to the vaccine. The compensation will be determined by the ICMR Central Ethics Committee,” the statement from Bharat Biotech said.

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