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First human trial of a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 began in the US


First human trial of a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 began in the US


The US health officials said the first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 has begun in Seattle, Washington.

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks.

The first participant received the investigational vaccine in the world on 16 March.



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