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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

On the vaccine front, Johnson & Johnson has temporarily halted its vaccine trial due to an unexplained illness of a study participant.

Earlier this month, pharma giant joined the short list of vaccine makers that have moved an experimental shot into late-stage human studies in the U.S. The company has since begun dosing up to 60,000 volunteers, marking the first big trial of an Covid-19 inoculation that may work after just one shot.

Besides, drugmaker Pfizer has again modified the protocol for its late-stage study of its vaccine, this time to include more young participants.


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First Published: Tue, October 13 2020. 12:05 IST
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