Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Suspended For A While
YOU South Africa|1 October 2020
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Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Suspended For A While
180 The number of potential Covid-19 vaccines currently in trials around the world. None of them has gone through all the necessary clinical trials. Nine vaccines – including the AstraZeneca/Oxford one – are in their final phase (phase 3) of trials.
Suzaan Hall

One of the largest trials to find a vaccine against Covid-19 recently had to be halted for a week.

After one of the volunteers in the trial by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford fell ill, a full investigation had to be conducted to rule out the vaccine as the cause.

What happened?

People who volunteer for the vaccine trial offer to be injected with the vaccine. The development of this specific vaccine is already quite advanced, which means it’s been administered to thousands of test subjects.


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1 October 2020