Iran initiates human trial of COVID-19 vaccine today

Iran initiates human trial of COVID-19 vaccine today
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  • calendar-gray 29 December 2020

The first injection of the 1st phase of COVID-19 vaccine human trial produced by Imam Khomeini's Order Executive Office was done on Tuesday, APA reports citing IRNA.

The ceremony was held in the presence of Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari and Health Minister Saeed Namaki.

The vaccine named COV Iran Barkat was injected to first volunteer without any side effect like shock or fever.

The first volunteer was Tayebeh Mokhber, daughter of the head of Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order.

Head of Clinical Studies Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Dr. Hosseini said three volunteers will receive vaccine today and 56 people will be injected in total.

He added that two injections will be done in the zero and 14th day and the results will be reported after 28 days.

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