HPV is the only vaccine that confers sterilising immunity even though it is an intramuscular vaccine. Even if the COVID-19 intranasal vaccine does not confer sterilising immunity, the local mucosal immunity is likely to reduce the possibility of infection and in all probability might prevent transmission. While all COVID-19 vaccines administered through the intramuscular route … Continue reading Will intranasal vaccines confer sterilising immunity?
The Covaxin phase-3 clinical trial in Bhopal shows that nothing much has changed even more than a decade since the highly controversial HPV vaccine trial in Andhra Pradesh wherein 23,500 girls were vaccinated without a proper informed consent. There is evidence that the trial in Bhopal has serious ethical violations of informed consent and medical … Continue reading Serious violations in Covaxin trial in Bhopal show nothing has changed since the egregious HPV vaccine trial
Delhi and Punjab have introduced HPV vaccination and are expanding it, while a few States have shown interest. And the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is considering the introduction of HPV vaccination as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. After the suspension of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine trial in 2010 carried out on … Continue reading Growing interest in HPV vaccination in India