Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Tested On Children For First Time
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Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Tested On Children For First Time


(Reuters) – Oxford University has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine developed with AstraZeneca PLC in children for the first time, it said on Saturday.

The new mid-stage test will determine whether the vaccine is effective on people between the ages of 6 and 17, according to an email from the university.

Oxford said about 300 volunteers would be enrolled this month and expected to first inoculation.

The two-dose Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine has been distinguished as the “vaccine for the world” because it is cheaper and easier to find than some rivals.

AstraZeneca aims to produce 3 billion doses this year and more than 200 million doses every month by April.

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