While Corona slowed down the pace of the whole world, it is a big crisis on the human race too, it would not be wrong to say, in such a situation, everyone is waiting for the vaccine. Efforts are also being made and it is expected that soon we will have the weapon to defeat Corona in the form of the vaccine.
The work of vaccine manufacture is progressing rapidly in many countries and Oxford University is also making rapid strides in this direction and in collaboration with Sirum Institute and ICMR in India to build a strong vaccine – ‘Covishield‘ It has increased because he has almost completed human vaccination and now he is monitoring its affect and effect.
A total of 1600 volunteers were needed in India for the Human Trial and 100 in KEM, one of which is the famous doctor from Maharashtra, Suresh Sundar, who spoke to us about this process and helped us understand the subject better.
What are the conditions and standards for becoming a volunteer for such an important mission?
I am also a doctor, so obviously our contact and interaction keep happening with the people associated with such efforts, that is why I also got an opportunity to be a part of this good work.
How did you get involved with this mission?
You should be an adult and be completely healthy. You are not corona and you are mentally strong too. The first step consists of screening in which your health checkup, covid testing etc. and the second step is counseling in which you are mentally prepared about the seriousness of the whole process and the possibilities of side effects.
Tell us something about its risk factors?
Since this is a completely new vaccine, we do not know much about it, in such a way there can be many types of side effects, such as muscle weakness, some kind of weakness and even life can be threatened.
In such a situation, how did you and your family get ready?
My wife is also a doctor, and I am also very clear that this vaccine is so important that today we can understand for our whole country, world and society. It is a matter of pride that I got the opportunity to be a part of such work. Since the vaccine cannot be introduced into the market without trial, this process becomes extremely important.
My family and friends encouraged me and I would also like to say that the kind of efforts that Professor Dr. Gogte and KEM Dean Dr. Deshmukh are making in the preparation and trial of this vaccine is praiseworthy.
Have you completed your trial?
I have taken 2 shots of the vaccine and according to the rule it is applied at an interval of 28 days. It is injected twice and after that, it is monitored for 5 months to see if we are getting any complications or side effects.
This trial will continue for 5 months and till now volunteers have completed the vaccination.
But till then everyone should take care, be safe, wear the mask properly covering the mouth, head, nose, follow social distancing and take care of hygiene, be cautious!