UAE begins third phase of clinical trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine

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The UAE will begin the third phase of testing for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s according to His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al-Owais, the UAE Minister of Health, who spoke at a press conference on Monday.

 Al-Owais explained that a study will be conducted on two types of vaccinations in the third phase of clinical trials, and the safety of volunteers will be prioritized throughout the process.

He also revealed that there are currently more than 15,000 volunteers who will be taking part in the trials, and the highest scientific standards will be followed and guaranteed during the medical studies.

Ministry of Health and Prevention officials and scientists will assess the safety of the vaccine on patients who tested positive one the trials begin.

Al Owais also added that if it proves to be effective, the country will then facilitate the mass production of the vaccine.

 

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