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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-29

An update on coronavirus disease-19 vaccines

Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Madhu Gupta
Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medial Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JME.JME_16_21

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Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in massive health and economic burden. There has been substantial morbidities and mortalities owing to its high transmission rate. Therefore, effective strategies for treatment and prevention are crucial. Vaccines offer a ray of hope for the prevention and controlling the spread. Various new technological platforms have been utilised for vaccine production. The current review provides a brief description of these platforms for vaccine production and an update on the available and upcoming COVID-19 vaccines, discussing their results and outcomes from different trial phases. We have also focused on COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, emergency use authorisation, other candidate vaccines in Indian landscape, and issues involved with their clinical use and current recommendations.

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