Russian COVID-19 vaccine trials begin in UAE as cases rise

SourceArab News
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CountryUAE

Russian COVID-19 vaccine trials begin in UAE as cases rise Russian COVID-19 vaccine trials begin in UAE as cases rise The UAE has seen the number of new daily coronavirus cases more than double in the past ten days. (AFP) Short Url Follow @arabnews Russian COVID-19 vaccine trials begin in UAE as cases rise The human trial, announced in October before the recent rise in cases, is initially seeking up to 500 volunteers to be vaccinated Updated 07 January 2021 Follow @arabnews DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has started Phase III clinical trials of Russia’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, amid a surge in infections in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi’s media office said on Thursday. The human trial, announced in October before the recent rise in cases, is initially seeking up to 500 volunteers to be vaccinated at a hospital in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Two doses of the vaccine will be given, 20 days apart, to volunteers, the statement said. Participants will have to be 18 years or older, have not previously been infected with COVID-19 or participated in other COVID-19 vaccine trials, it said. The UAE is also conducting Phase III trials of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). The UAE has approved...read more...