Việt Nam Military Medical University’s staff take samples from volunteers for the Nano Covax trials. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội-based Việt Nam Military Medical University and the Pasteur Institute in HCM City have completed administering the first doses of Nano Covax in the second-stage human trials of this homegrown COVID-19 candidate vaccine. The inoculation for 560 volunteers, with 280 getting shots from each unit, was carried out in 12 days, starting on February 26. Initial assessment shows that Navo Covax is "relatively safe" for the volunteers, said Chử Văn Mến, Director of the Military Medical University's Centre for Clinical Trials and Bioequivalence. The 560 volunteers were divided into four groups, with 80 people injected with a placebo and three other groups administered with 25mcg, 50mcg, and 75mcg doses. Among them, there are 105 people aged over 60, and the eldest is 76 years old. Some also have "not-too-serious" underlying health conditions like high blood pressure, blood lipid disorders, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Men said all the volunteers are currently in stable health condition, noting that their blood samples will be collected for antibody testing on the 28th, 34th, and 42nd days, as well as after… Read full this story
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