Thousands of volunteers begin testing of US COVID vaccine

The world’s biggest Covid 19 vaccine study to date got under way 27 July, 2020 in the US, with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test a vaccine developed the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. The Phase 3 multi-site trial will test the vaccine known as mRNA-1273.

The NIH Coronavirus Prevention Network (CoVPN) will participate in conducting the trial. The network brings together expertise from existing NIAID-supported clinical research networks. The mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate will be tested at approximately 89 clinical research sites in the United States, 24 of which are part of the CoVPN.

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