SA to participate in global children's vaccine trial


JOHANNESBURG - South Africa is one of five countries to participate in the global children's vaccine trial.

SAHPRA and the World Health Organisation have approved the trial.

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Some 2,000 South African children are taking part in the trial, with children aged between six months and 17 years.

The first child will be inoculated in Pretoria on Friday.

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The global trial will enrol 14,000 children.

It is being conducted by a Pretoria company for Chinese vaccine manufacturer, Sinovac.

The children will receive two doses, 28 days apart.


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