Iran launches proprietary coronavirus vaccine trials
Iran announced the start of trials of a vaccine against coronavirus infection of its own design
“Human trials of the domestically developed coronavirus vaccine have begun,” the Fars agency quotes the representative of the Food and Drug Administration of the Islamic Republic of Kiyanush Jahanpur, who said that the drug will be tested on volunteers within a month.
Jahanpura said that the vaccine in two doses will be administered to volunteers aged 18 to 50, who have previously received negative test results for coronavirus, after which they will check “levels of antibodies and immunity.”
Earlier, Iranian Health Minister Said Namaki expressed hope that the Iranian COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for industrial production by next spring.
According to the IRNA agency, by the end of January of this year, three more Iranian-developed COVID-1 vaccines should be allowed for human trials.