Volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial in Bahrain surpass 5,000!

More than 5000 people have so far volunteered for the Phase III of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine clinical trials, being conducted at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).

The Ministry of Health commended the large flux of candidates which reflects the community awareness and responsibility of volunteers who answered the call of national duty.

The Bahrain Public Health Directorate announced, last August, the initiation of Phase III Clinical Trial for a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine under the slogan “For Humanity”.

It involves administering the inactive vaccine to the selected volunteers, to study the effectiveness of antibody production and the acquired protection against the virus.

The ministry revealed that the trial includes up to 6,000 volunteers, over the age of 18, and volunteers who have to undergo a health assessment prior to enlisting, as per the health requirements set by the approved protocols.