Oxford vaccine’s trial to start out at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital


The government-run KEM Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday will administer, as a part of the human trial, Oxford University’s Covishield vaccine for coronavirus to 3 individuals, stated hospital Dean Dr. Hemant Deshmukh.

“We have screened 13 persons so far, including 10 today, of which three will get the first shot of Oxford University-AstraZeneca developed Covishield vaccine on Saturday,” he stated.

Another individual will get a placebo as a part of the usual testing process, he added.

KEM is the first hospital in Mumbai where human trials of the vaccine, being manufactured within the nation by Pune- based Serum Institute of India, will start on Saturday.

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