Phase 3 of Russian vaccine trials on in Abu Dhabi

Dubai - Vaccines are being administered 20 days apart in two doses

By Web Report

Published: Thu 7 Jan 2021, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 7 Jan 2021, 11:54 AM

While a massive Covid-19 vaccination drive is currently underway in the UAE, volunteers are continuing to participate in the Phase 3 clinical trials for the Russian human adenovirus-based vaccine in Abu Dhabi.

The trials are being held under the joint supervision of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), and with medical protocols handled by SEHA.

However, volunteers have to meet certain criteria to take part in the trials. They have to be above the age of 18; have not been infected with Covid-19 virus earlier; have not participated in any other Covid-19 trial and do not suffer from any communicable or severe respiratory diseases for at least 14 days.

The vaccines are being administered 20 days apart in two doses and volunteers will be strictly monitored through regular visits and tele consultations for 180 days after their second dose.

The trails are open to 500 volunteers and those interested can register on

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