Covid-19: To fast-track shots, India eyes rolling reviews

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NEW DELHI: India may also consider rolling reviews for Covid-19 vaccine, particularly the Oxford-AstraZeneca developed candidate which is already under accelerated review of the UK health regulator, to further fast-track the approval of the shots in the current pandemic situation.

A rolling review will enable the regulator to examine the data generated through clinical trials on a real-time basis instead of waiting for the trial to be over and full data to be available for evaluation at once. While the option of emergency authorisation is open.