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Uganda to Start Coronavirus Vaccine Trials in November

Uganda is set to start human trials of the #COVID19 vaccine starting November as the country continues the fight against the pandemic, Ministry of Health officials have said.

According to the officials, the vaccine called, Self Replicating RNA, which has been made through a research conducted through a partnership between Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Imperial College in the UK, will undergo three different steps before it is recommended for general public use.

“I am waiting for a paper from UVRI and other research bodies in the country that have been put in place to give me the latest details, but what I know is by November, the vaccine shall be in the country ready for testing,” Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Health said in an interview at the weekend.

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