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Studies on the effectiveness of Turkovac against the omicron variant to begin

Studies on the effectiveness of Turkovac against the omicron variant to begin

According to one of the Turkish scientists who produced the Turkovac vaccine, study on determining the efficacy of Turkey’s domestic coronavirus vaccine against the omicron variant will begin soon.

Aykut Ozdarendeli of Turkey’s Erciyes University told Anadolu Agency that the team observed “100% protection” against both the delta and alpha variants in transgenic mice injected with the vaccine.
“We plan to start studies on the isolation of the omicron variant as soon as possible as we see that omicron is rapidly becoming dominant across the world,” he said.

“We will soon see Turkovac’s effectiveness against omicron.”

While Phase 3 trials of the vaccine are ongoing, data from Phase 1 and Phase 2 tests, as well as preclinical data, were brought together in the application for emergency use approval, he noted.

Turkey’s Health Ministry announced Turkovac’s emergency use approval last week.

Ozdarendeli urged all who were eligible, who have not been vaccinated nor caught the virus, to participate in Phase 3 trials.

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