Coronavirus Vaccine Update: 3 COVID Vaccines Enter Late Stage Testing, Indian Vaccines Phase II, Here’s Everything We Know So Far
The UK-based University of Oxford, which has partnered with pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca, is also in its phase III testing, which is also being outsourced to countries such as Brazil, the United States and India. The start of phase III trials was early after positive data were seen in preclinical studies. Volunteer dosing is currently underway. The trials are reportedly going well and the researchers are seeing the results they hoped for.
While early studies have reported that volunteers suffer from mild to moderate side effects, some of the volunteers who will be dosed will now receive acetaminophen tablets on an SOS basis to eliminate concerns of any type of fever reactions, high temperature, or seizures. . .
AstraZeneca, interestingly, has also partnered with China-based Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products to speed up production of its new vaccine.