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Oxford vaccine trials resume In UK

13 Sep 2020 16:32, Somoy English Desk
Oxford vaccine trials resume In UK
Oxford vaccine trials resume In UK

Pharma giant AstraZeneca on Saturday said it had resumed a Covid-19 vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.

"Clinical trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford coronavirus vaccine, AZD1222, have resumed in the UK following confirmation by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that it was safe to do so," the company said in a statement.

AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday it had "voluntarily paused" its trial of the vaccine developed alongside Oxford University after the volunteer developed an unexplained illness.

An independent committee was drafted in to review safety, in what the company and the World Health Organization described as a routine step, reports NDTV. 

The committee "has concluded its investigations and recommended to the MHRA that trials in the UK are safe to resume", AstraZeneca said.

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