Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Clinical trial stage III Covid-19 vaccine to ward off corona virus SARS-CoV-2 will begin on 11 August 2020, although volunteer registration is still open until 31 August.
Unpad Covid-19 Vaccine Testing Field Manager Eddy Fadlyana said that people who want to become volunteers can still register through registration numbers that are spread in the media.
“650 volunteers have been verified. Maybe one week has been completed (the target number of participants has been reached),” Eddy said when contacted on Tuesday (4/8).
Latest facts of Phase III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in Bandung:
Number of registrants to date: 650 people.
Organizer: Research team of Padjadjaran University Medical Faculty (FK Unpad) and PT Bio Farma.
Vaccine tested: Coronavac vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech, China.
Period for volunteer registration: 27 July-31 August 2020.
Period of clinical trials: Clinical trials are expected to be completed within six months.
Batch I clinical trial begins: August 11, 2020.
Vaccine injection (vaccination): August 14, 2020.
Number of volunteers tested: 540 people.
Clinical trial location:
– Universitas Padjadjaran (Unpad) Teaching Hospital,
– Unpad Health Center on Jalan Dipati Ukur, as well as
– four puskesmas in Bandung.
August 11 clinical trial procedure
Eddy revealed, there were a number of examination procedures when clinical trials were first carried out on Tuesday (11/8). One of them, health checks.
“There is a procedure. After the rapid test results and negative swabs, negative hepatitis is immediately given immunization,” he said.
The results of the two tests, continued Eddy, will determine whether volunteers can take part in clinical trials or not. The decision of whether or not the volunteer will be submitted by the team and the expert doctor is based on the results of the laboratory examination examiner samples of Covid-19 patients.
“The results will be immediately conveyed to the concerned (volunteers). There is no test fee,” said Eddy.
According to Eddy, volunteers infected with Covid-19 will clearly be crossed out because one of the clinical trial requirements must be corona-free.
“Yes, immediately cross out if positive,” he said.
As is known, for the implementation of vaccine clinical trials in Bandung, it takes about 1,620 volunteers.
The registration process for volunteers to take part in clinical trials of the Chinese vaccine has been opened from 27 July to 31 August 2020. The registration period can be shorter if the quota is fulfilled.
(Hyg / ex)