Tag: covid-19 vaccine trial

AstraZeneca halts COVID-19 vaccine trial for safety review

A major vaccine trial by British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca was halted due to a serious adverse reaction by a participant in the trials. The company plans to have a safety review and minimise the impact on the trial timeline. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has started a review of the international health response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. Dr Francis Ohanyido, President of the West Africa Academy of Public Health joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial to start tomorrow

The University of Witwatersrand in conjunction with leading health experts have announced the details of South Africa’s and Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trials. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Witwatersrand.
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