Wits Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
Announcement of South Africa's first Covid 19 vaccine trialProfessor Shabir Madhi, Professor in Vaccinology at Wits University, and the Director of the South African Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit at Wits, announces the start of the first clinical trials for a Covid 19 vaccine in South Africa.
Wits clinicians volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine trialSenior clinicians in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University have volunteered to participate in South Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial. The South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial aims to find a vaccine that will prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Press Briefing: A look at the first COVID-19 vaccine trial in the WHO African RegionWits Professor of Vaccinology, Shabir Madhi, addresses journalists during the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa. The first clinical trial in Africa for a Covid-19 vaccine takes place at the University of the Witwatersrand.