400 healthcare workers to take part in Covid-19 vaccine trials

The most-talked-about vaccines are being developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University.

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What you need to know:

  • In Kenya, the trials will be carried out in Kilifi county by the Kenya Medical Research Institute in partnership with UK’s Wellcome Trust (Kemri-Wellcome) and is expected to run for two years.
  • Kenya and South Africa are the only countries in Africa conducting trials on the Oxford/Astrazeneca-developed vaccine.

At least 400 adult volunteers will be recruited to participate in the human trials of the Oxford vaccine Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya.

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