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Thailand to begin COVID-19 vaccine human trials in November

Scientists in Thailand are in the race to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans in November with about 10,000 dosses set to be made available.

Speaking to Reuters, Kiat Ruxrungtham the director of Chulalongkorn University vaccine development said that the first phase of tests in primates has successfully been completed.

He continued by saying that the vaccines will be out in June but a full roll out will happen next year.

Several countries are in the race to produce a vaccine of the virus led by China and U.K who have already conducted human trials on volunters.

October has been set as the first date when production of the first batch of vaccines will be produced before they are sent to a second facility which will be tasked with the second phase and human trials.

About 5,000 people are expected to receive the 10,000 dosses after they are approved by Thai Food and Drug Administration and an ethics committee.

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