Saudi Stock Market Index Ends High At 12,182 Points    Attempt to Promote 1,016,000 Amphetamine Pills Thwarted in Taif    Saudi Fund for Development CEO Receives Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister    Public Investment Fund Launches "Savvy Gaming Group"    KSrelief Signs USD 10 Million Worth Agreement with UNICEF to Provide Basic Health Services for Mothers, Children in Yemen    Diriyah E-Prix 2-Time Champion Sam Bird Sets His Sight on More Triumph in 2022 Diriyah E-Prix    Asian Shares Mixed    [email protected]: Set to become world's technological and economic powerhouse    Royal Commission in Yanbu Achieves Arab Award for Operation and Maintenance    Minister of Islamic Affairs sponsors closing ceremony of 34th Virtual International Conference for Muslims of Latin America and Caribbean    IPA organizes 'Innovation and the Future of Government Work' conference on February 9    NDMC clears 43% of debts due for payment in 2022    Flying car cleared for takeoff, but you'll need a pilot's license    Crown Prince, Chan-o-cha reaffirm need to open a new chapter in Saudi-Thai relations    Deputy Ruler of Sharjah witnesses premiere of 'Narratives of the Place'    Dozens feared lost as 'smuggling' boat capsizes off Florida    Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions despite rising case numbers    What the grand Republic Day parade means to India    Unvaccinated man denied heart transplant by Boston hospital    15% jump in number of Saudis working in private healthcare sector    Sir Elton John postpones US shows after positive Covid-19 test    Bollywood's Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss    Egypt Records 1809 New Cases of COVID-19    Commerce Minister: Prime Minister of Thailand visit comes within Saudi Arabia's keenness to strengthen relations with countries of world    Minister of Justice Meets with His British Counterpart    Non-oil exports in Saudi Arabia increase by 26.1%    At least six killed in Cameroon stadium stampede    Al Hilal pays tribute to departing star striker Bafetimbi Gomis    General Court of Audit President Inaugurates 8th Conference for Internal Audit with Int'l Participation    UN chief calls for Olympic Truce to build 'culture of peace' through power of sport    Taylor Swift slams Damon Albarn over songwriting comments    Australian Open: Peng Shuai T-shirt ban reversed after outcry    Cirque du Soleil to establish an academy and regional office in Saudi Arabia    Omani National Football Team Arrives in Jeddah to Meet Saudi National Team    'Bab Al Hara' Director Bassam AlMulla passes away at 65    Saudi Handball Team Loses to Qatar in Main Round of 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship    Eighth Season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to kick off in Diriyah    Riyadh's Qualitative Events Enrich its Winter, Attract World Attention    SFDA: Fat is a Source of Energy and Its Abundance is Linked to Chronic Diseases    Reflections on celebration of Christmas    Royal Commission for AlUla to Hold Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo    Saudi Arabia's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Organizes a Dance Theatrical Show for Children    Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN resolution on 'sexual orientation'    Kabir Khan eyes on joint Indian – Saudi film projects    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Bahrain opens registration for clinical trial of coronavirus vaccine
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 12 - 08 - 2020

The Public Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health has announced the opening of volunteering opportunities to take part in the third phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial.
The Abu Dhabi-based G42 Healthcare had extended the world's first Phase III trials of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine to a new center in Bahrain with the first volunteers being vaccinated in Bahrain.
The new phase of the #4Humanity trials will reinforce the ongoing collaboration between public health bodies in the UAE and Bahrain in combating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and increase the number of individuals who will participate in the trials.
The inactivated vaccine is pre-qualified by the World Health Organization and volunteers can register through the National Volunteer Platform.
The ministry revealed that the trial will enlist up to 6,000 volunteers, over the age of 18, and volunteers will have to undergo a health assessment prior to enlisting, as per the health requirements set by the approved protocols.
The Ministry of Health emphasized that the inactivated vaccine does not cause infection, but triggers an immune response producing antibodies that fight the virus, the effectiveness of the produced antibodies will be assessed as a measure of the success of the vaccine.
The ministry noted that the third phase of the vaccine's clinical trial, conducted in partnership with the China-based pharmaceutical company, Sinopharm, has been approved by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA).
It will involve administering the inactive vaccine to the selected volunteers, to study the effectiveness of antibody production and the acquired protection against the virus. The subjects that will take part in the trial will be constantly followed-up over a period of 12 months.
The ministry expressed its hope that the clinical trials within the Gulf State will be successful, given the outstanding results it has achieved in its first and second phases across various countries.
The new center that will be the third in the ongoing trials after those in the UAE at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi and Al Qarain Health Center in Sharjah. This is an extension of current program in the UAE with the same vaccines used from Sinopharm, the world's sixth largest vaccine producer, will be used in Bahrain.
G42 Healthcare CEO Ashish Koshy added: "It was always part of our original plan to open several centers to ensure the broadest impact and opportunity for individuals to participate and join the 4Humanity campaign. There has been a hugely enthusiastic response from the Ministry of Health and other public health bodies in Bahrain to work with us on the trials and to encourage their communities to volunteer in the trials.
"The expansion will also help to boost the overall numbers of people participating in the test to enable similar numbers to other international trials underway in nations with much larger populations. We are also anticipating an expansion of the our center network in the UAE to be announced shortly." — SG

Clic here to read the story from its source.