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AstraZeneca And Johnson & Johnson: 2 Major Covid-19 Vaccine Trial At Halt

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New Delhi: Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine candidate was put on hold on Monday after it had an adverse effect on a person, the “unexplained illness” is being investigated by the company.

The company said in the statement that accidents and other adverse events “are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies”, adding that its physicians would try to determine the cause for the illness.

This is the second instance in which trials for a vaccine study is halted.

The vaccine testing of Astrazeneca and Oxford University is at halt in the US as officials examine whether an illness in its trial involves a risk.

When a woman developed severe neurological symptoms consistent with transverse myelitis, a rare inflammation of the spinal cord, the trial was stopped .

Health news site STAT reported the halt of J&J’s vaccine candidate trial.

J&J aimed to enroll 60,000 volunteers to check if its single-dose approach is safe and is protective against COVID-19.

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