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Turkey looking for 1,000 volunteers to participate in Phase 3 Turkovac trials

Turkey looking for 1,000 volunteers to participate in Phase 3 Turkovac trials

To complete the trials of the third phase of Turkish-developed vaccine Turkovac, 1,000 volunteers will be required, said Alper Şener, a member of the scientific committee on the fight against coronavirus under the Turkish Ministry of Health, .

The professor recalled that work on the development of a Turkish-made vaccine began from the first days of the pandemic.

The interlocutor of AA noted that the Turkovac vaccine, developed by Erciyes University in cooperation with the Office of Institutes of Health under the Turkish Ministry of Health (TÜSEB), gave positive results in the shortest possible time.

Şener added that the beginning of the use of the domestic vaccine will also have a psychological effect.

“The third phase of Turkovac’s clinical trials envisages the participation of 3,000 people. At the moment, about 2/3 of them have been completed. Citizens are showing interest in participating in trials of a domestic drug,” the professor stated.

The third phase of clinical trials is planned to be completed by the end of the year, and in 2022 the start of serial production of the vaccine is expected, Şener emphasized.