Abu Dhabi has recently launched a volunteer program for Phase 3 clinical trials of the Russian human adenovirus-based Sputnik V vaccine under the #VaccineforVictory campaign.
As per the details, 500 volunteers from Abu Dhabi will be allowed to take part in Abu Dhabi. Interested ones can register for the coronavirus vaccine trials online at www.v4v.ae.
“Your participation in this Phase III Clinical study will make you a forerunner in the race to save not only the residents of UAE but also all of humanity. Your service to your country will forever be a part of history and will ensure administering a safely researched pandemic to the public,” says the registration form.
Interested ones will have to submit their health details, including the history of coronavirus and other diseases.
Volunteers will be given two doses of the vaccine, administered 20 days apart. They will be regularly monitored.
This is the second program being taken place in Abu Dhabi. The World’s first phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine were held in July in Abu Dhabi.
According to the international news agency, the trials were managed by G42 Healthcare in partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha).
Organizers of the trial said in a statement: “We invite you to make history by being a part of the momentous ‘Vaccine for Victory (V4V)’ campaign, which is the UAE’s chapter of the global vaccination trial of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology & Microbiology, in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).”
Volunteers must be residents of Abu Dhabi. They must be 18 years old and must not test positive for Covid-19. Moreover, they must not have taken part in any other coronavirus vaccine trial.