A total of 800 health workers are being recruited to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine study in which the researchers will access their knowledge about the vaccine.
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute, the agency conducting the research said yesterday(09.Sep.2020) that the study is happening at two sites in Masaka and Entebbe.
After this phase, they expect to be able to tell what local knowledge base is being created about the vaccine with concerns of using Africans or Ugandans as guinea pigs already lingering.
It’s after this study that they will embark on an actual vaccine trial which is planned to be tried among about 90 participants.
They will be testing safety and ability to produce an effective immune response against the SARS COV 2 virus that spreads COVID-19.Prof. Kaleebu speaking…….