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Allina Health seeks volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial

[KARE 11 News, November 05, 2020] As COVID-19 case records continue in Minnesota, a second COVID-19 vaccine trial is launching in the state.

Allina Health is running the only clinical trial site in Minnesota part of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine study. The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson developed the investigational vaccine that is now in phase 3. 

"The issue is way more complex than just does the vaccine work or not," said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. "Because we care most about whether it works in people who have severe disease or moderately severe disease because they're the ones who really suffer." 

Fox 9 News, KSTP-TV NewsWCCO-TV News and the Star Tribune newspaper also reported on this story.

Posted on November 05, 2020 in coronavirusInfectious Diseaseresearch

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