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World’s First Clinical Trial of COVID Booster Vaccines Launched in UK | Political news

Thousands of volunteers will receive a coronavirus booster vaccine in a first global clinical trial in the UK, the Health Secretary said.

The Cov-Boost study will test seven COVID-19[female[feminine vaccines and will be the first to provide data on the impact of a third dose of vaccine.

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This will give scientists and experts a better idea of ​​the impact of a booster dose on protecting people from COVID.

The study will be conducted by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and supported by £ 19.3million in government funding.

Some 2,886 people aged 30 and over will be recruited at 18 NHS sites from London to Glasgow and the first boosters will be administered in early June.

The first results are expected in September.

Matt Hancock said, “We will do whatever we can to protect this country’s future from pandemics and other threats to our health security, and the data from this leading global clinical trial will help shape our plans. recall program later this year.

“I urge all those who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and who are eligible to enroll in this study and play a role in protecting the most vulnerable in this country and around the world. for months and years. “

People who received their first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in December or January are encouraged to participate, as well as those aged 75 and over.

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