UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

 

Last updated 7/20/2020 at 9:54am

MARIA CHENG

AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) - Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.

British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine. Such early trials are designed to evaluate safety and see what kind of immune response was provoked, but can't tell if the vaccine truly protects.

In research published Monday in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their ex...



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