14 September 2020 | News
Trials of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK.
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Oxford university and AstraZeneca are to resume the international clinical trial of their proposed coronavirus vaccine candidate. Speculation that there might be a significant delay in the much-watched study turns out to have been unjustified. AstraZeneca's study was paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine.
Altogether Oxford and AstraZeneca expect to enrol up to 50,000 participants globally in phase 3 trials of AZD1222. In addition to the UK, US, Brazil and South Africa, the testing will extend to Japan and Russia.