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Vietnam to start phase 3 trial of Nano Covax Covid vaccine

June 11, 2021 | 17:05

In the phase 3 clinical trial, Vietnam Military Medical University will begin testing Nano Covax vaccine on 1,000 of 6,500 volunteers

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On Thursday, the Vietnam Military Medical University has officially begun phase 3 study on Vietnam’s Covid-19 vaccine, Nano Covax, developed by Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

According to the university, volunteers who got the jabs in phase 1 and phase 2 are 100% immune against SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Nano Covax vaccine is one of the three Covid-19 vaccines that are developed domestically by Vietnam from 2020, and so far has the fatest research progress. Photo: TTXVN
Nano Covax vaccine is one of the three Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed domestically by Vietnam. Photo: TTXVN

Nano Covax vaccine is one of the three Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed domestically by Vietnam, and so far it has had the most research progress.

In Phase 3, Nano Covax vaccine will be tested at various centers, with about 13,000 volunteers being given shots.

In the North, the vaccine will be clinically tested at Vietnam Military Medical University and Hung Yen Province, along with Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City and Long An.

Nano Covax made by Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in May, 2020, was based on recombinant protein technology. This is a stable vaccine production technology that have been used for a long time.

Photo: Laodong.vn
Photo: Laodong.vn

Until now, the Nano Covax vaccine has been through Phase 1 and 2 clinical testing, with phase 1 starting on Dec. 18, 2020 and Phase 2 in Feb. 26, 2021.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 41 new Covid-19 cases in four localities Friday morning, raising the ongoing coronavirus wave's tally to 6,637.

Northern Bac Giang Province detected 23 cases in quarantined and locked down areas. All are linked to infected workers at industrial parks.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 10 new cases, including two related to the cluster that emerged from the Revival Ekklesia Mission, a Christian congregation based in Go Vap District. Four other cases had come into close contact with previously confirmed patients. For the remaining four cases, the authorities are still tracking down their sources of transmission.

Bac Ninh Province that borders Bac Giang registered four cases including three that had contact with a Covid-19 patient, with the infection source of the other still unknown.

Central Ha Tinh Province also reported three cases that had contact WITH Covid-19 patients and is Looking into the source of transmission for a further case.

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