Tuesday , October 20 2020

Seha begins clinical trials for phase III of Covid-19 vaccine

Abu Dhabi / WAM

Inspired by the UAE Leadership’s vision and commitment to overcome the pandemic through a global collaborative effort, the Abu Dhabi Health Services (Seha) has started conducting new clinical trials for phase III of inactivated vaccine to combat Covid-19. The trials are being conducted under the supervision of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and in collaboration with G42’s Sinopharm CNBG.
Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Acting Undersecretary of DOH, said, the diversity of nationalities in UAE made it perfect place to conduct trials.
“The diversity of nationalities that call the UAE home, as well as the leading role our leadership plays in tackling the virus in various countries of the world, made the country the perfect place for phase III of the clinical trials,” he said.
Al Kaabi commended the “overwhelming response” by the Emiratis and residents to the call for volunteers.
“The trials attracted volunteers from over 20 nationalities which is a positive sign for an increasingly feasible vaccine,” he added.
Dr. Nawal Ahmed Alkaabi, CMO of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, and Chairperson of the National Covid-19 Clinical Management Committee, lauded the UAE leadership’s keen support to the clinical trials, aimed at making providing a feasible Covid-19 vaccine and making it available to the people in need worldwide.
More than 10,000 people have registered as volunteer. Registration is still open to volunteers interested in participating in the Phase III trials of Covid-19 inactivated vaccine in Abu Dhabi through the website: www.4humanity.ae.

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