In the morning of February 26, the Military Medical Academy conducted a screening and injection vaccine Covid-19 for 35 volunteers. This is the second phase of testing the Nano Covax vaccine produced by Vietnam.
Clip of many volunteers registering for a test shot of Covid-19 vaccine aged 60-70 years old
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam came to encourage volunteers to register for the trial vaccination of Covid-19 vaccine. Deputy Prime Minister also expressed confidence in the scientific team involved in the development of vaccine Covid-19 in Vietnam. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the spirit is that all agencies and forces should maximize the domestic vaccine research and production in accordance with the process and standards, “urgently, shorten the time but do not quit. through any stage, ensuring the scientific conditions “.
Many people over the age of 60 register for the Covid-19 vaccine trial
Prof. Dr. Do Quyet, Director of Military Medical Academy, said on 26-2 will give Nano Covax vaccine to about 35 volunteers. In the group of 25 mcg, 50 mcg and 75 mcg each, there were 10 people and 5 people in the placebo group. Worth mentioning, no one knows whether they have been vaccinated with Covid-19 or a placebo. After the injection, the volunteer was monitored on site for an additional 60 minutes before returning home.
According to Associate Professor-Dr. Chu Van Men, Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and Bioequivalence, the Military Medical Academy, the volunteers in this first injection were selected from a list of nearly 200 people who were examined. Health filtration in the past 2 days.
In phase 2, the Nano Covax vaccine will be tested simultaneously at the Military Medical Academy, with the number of about 300 volunteers and at the Medical Center of Ben Luc District, Long An Province, by the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City. 260 volunteers. Even in the morning of February 26, the Ben Luc District Medical Center also started injecting more than 100 volunteers.
Test injection of Covid-19 vaccine for volunteers
On the morning of February 26, among the nearly 200 volunteers registered to participate in vaccination testing at the Military Medical Academy, there were many people aged 60-70 in Hung Yen and some suburban districts of Hanoi. . All individuals expressed their wish to have a trial vaccination for the Vietnam-made Covid-19 vaccine and hoped that this vaccine product would have good test results so that all people could be vaccinated against disease.
Associate Professor Men, Phase 2 still injected 3 groups of doses of 25mcg, 50mcg and 75mcg with the aim of assessing the safety of the vaccine on a larger number of samples and assessing immunogenicity and protective effects. of the vaccine to optimize the dose before moving on to stage 3.
In particular, in phase 2, there will be more placebo groups with the ratio of 6: 1 (6 people vaccinated, 1 person injected placebo). “Placebo is an adjuvant in the vaccine, the component of the vaccine, this time an aluminum excipient. However, in the vaccine there is the protein S of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there is no place in the placebo. Excipients in placebo are used to make many vaccines, so they are very safe “- Associate Professor Men explained.
Counseling and examination for volunteers registered to vaccinate Covid-19
In phase 2, the volunteers only had to stay on monitoring for 60 minutes after the injection instead of 3 days as in phase 1. At the Military Medical Academy, it is expected that this unit will complete the injection for all 300 volunteers. in 1-2 weeks. Compared with phase 1, the standard for recruiting volunteers has been relaxed, the age frame has expanded from 12-75 years old.
If phase 2 goes well, it is expected that from mid-May to the test knee phase 3 can be done, shortening half the time compared with the initial plan. Phase 3 will expand the number of samples to 10,000-30,000 people, including volunteers in countries with community epidemics such as India, Hungary, Bangladesh …
Nanocovax vaccine of Nanogen company is the first Covid-19 vaccine from Vietnam to be put in clinical trials. 60 volunteers participating in phase 1 have very good immunogenicity results, equivalent to vaccines of other countries. However, due to the small research scale, the protective effectiveness of the vaccine cannot be evaluated.
Get a trial shot of vaccines for people with a chronic illness
Dr. Nguyen Ngo Quang, Deputy Director of Department of Science and Technology (Ministry of Health), Chief of Office of National Vaccine Research and Development Program, said that in preparation for this important test, before that Volunteers have been carefully screened.
Specifically, there will be 560 volunteers (aged 18-65) participating in the test injection at the Military Medical Academy (Hanoi) and the Medical Center of Ben Luc District (Long An Province).
The National Ethics Council for Biomedical Research has approved the selection of volunteers aged 2 over 65 years old, some people with not too severe background diseases such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes. ..
First person to get a Nano Covax test: I am fine after 2 months of vaccination
At the second phase of the Covid-19 Nano Covac vaccine trial on February 26, Ms. TTN (41 years old) said she was one of the first 3 people to get the first shot of the Nano Covax vaccine. “After 2 months of trial injection (from December 17, 2020), my health is very good, which is a testament to the initial success of the Vietnam-made Covid-19 vaccine. I believe We have come very close to the success of releasing Covid-19 vaccine “- Ms. N. shared.
Ms. N. said she is an English teacher and is also in charge of a volunteer group. Thereby, she has mobilized more than 50 people, from 18 to over 60 years old, to register to participate in the Phase 2 trial. More than 20 people have passed. “The research on Covid-19 vaccine has taken very important steps, but if no one participates in the trial it will not be successful. So I joined the trial and wanted everyone. will also support and participate in the trial “- shared Ms. N.
Photo Newspaper Workers recorded at the Military Medical Academy in the morning of February 26:
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (right) with leaders of the Military Medical Academy and experts
Volunteers get Covid-19 vaccine