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‘There is no safety concern with our vaccine’: Pfizer tells India

US based international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has  assured the Indian government that their Covid-19 vaccine is safe. The company has  has told the Indian government that there are no concerns about the safety of its Covid-19 vaccine. The union government has invited the international companies like  Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna Inc to sell their vaccines to India, as the country is witnessing a second wave of coronavirus infection.

Pfizer is producing the COVID-19 vaccine with German partner BioNTech SE. Pfizer claims to have an overall efficacy rate of 95% with no safety concerns. Pfizer is holding fresh talks with the union government after having withdrawn its initial application in February over the earlier local trial rule.

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The union government in mid-April made it easier for foreign vaccines approved in the West and Japan to sell in India. But still they  have to initiate a local clinical trial within 30 days of receiving emergency use authorization. Previously, companies were required to do the trial prior to approval.

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