Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla hinted after meeting Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya that work on a monkeypox vaccine could begin soon. Let it be known that Serum Institute is in touch with three pharma companies.
Monkeypox vaccine will be tested in India or not? A final decision will be taken next week
These companies are Bavarian Nordic, Novovex and Greenlight Bioscience. According to Adar Punawala, the international pharma company Bavarian Nordic already has a monkeypox vaccine. It can be imported if necessary.
However, this vaccine is very expensive as of today. For this reason, the company wants to make this vaccine itself. mRNA technology can be used for this. However, whether or not clinical trials will begin will depend on how widespread the disease is.
A central government task force is considering whether to work on a vaccine. ICMR isolated monkeypox virus. This strain of the virus will help develop a vaccine.
This vaccine is being marketed in the US
Smallpox vaccine is offered to protect against monkeypox in some US cities. This vaccination was being administered in India until the 1980s, but experts believe that monkeypox is still not widespread in India. In such situations, no special medicine or vaccine is needed, although people with weakened immune systems need to be careful.
Monkeypox is spreading rapidly in India – Monkeypox vaccine India
We tell you that monkeypox has spread to 78 countries in the world. More than 18 thousand people have been affected by this disease. India has 8 confirmed cases of monkeypox and the number of suspected cases is close to 100. One died. So the government will keep a close watch next week. This week, the spread of the disease will determine whether the monkeypox vaccine will work in India.