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Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III vaccine trials

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH), became the world’s first individual to be the subject of a Phase III inactivated vaccine trial for Covid-19.

The department’s acting undersecretary, Dr. Jamal Al Kaabi, was the second volunteer to trial the vaccine.

The first group of volunteers including UAE nationals and expatriates received the vaccine at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City today. The world’s first Phase III trial is being conducted as a partnership between…

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