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Spain: Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials begin in Madrid03:15

Spain: Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials begin in Madrid

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September 15, 2020 at 17:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

A total of 150 volunteers began testing the coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Janssen on Tuesday at Madrid's La Paz and La Princesa hospitals.

The volunteers are divided into 10 different vaccination groups, including one that will receive a placebo. The remaining nine will be vaccinated with low, medium, or high doses of the Janssen prototype.

This is the second day of vaccinations taking place in Spain, after another group of 40 people received a dose on Monday at the Marques de Valdecilla Hospital in Santander as part of the clinical trials of the vaccine.

Spain has recorded 603,167 cases of COVID-19 and 30,004 deaths related to the disease, according to the Ministry of Health.

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A total of 150 volunteers began testing the coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Janssen on Tuesday at Madrid's La Paz and La Princesa hospitals.

The volunteers are divided into 10 different vaccination groups, including one that will receive a placebo. The remaining nine will be vaccinated with low, medium, or high doses of the Janssen prototype.

This is the second day of vaccinations taking place in Spain, after another group of 40 people received a dose on Monday at the Marques de Valdecilla Hospital in Santander as part of the clinical trials of the vaccine.

Spain has recorded 603,167 cases of COVID-19 and 30,004 deaths related to the disease, according to the Ministry of Health.

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