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Second dose of Covishield vaccine to be given to the patients at KEM

In the last 22 days, a total of 160 volunteers have been given the vaccine at both the hospitals in Mumbai, which includes 100 at KEM Hospital and 60 at Nair Hospital.

Second dose of Covishield vaccine to be given to the patients at KEM
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The second dose of the much-awaited Covishield, COVID19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, will be given to the volunteers at Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital from next Monday, November 2, 2020. As per reports, the test at KEM Hospital will be completed in the second or third week of November, and the patients subjected to the vaccine will then be monitored for four months.

The entire duration of this study will be from September 2020 to February 2021, informed the superintendent of KEM Hospital, Dr Hemant Deshmukh.

As of now, a total of 100 patients have been given the vaccine at the KEM and will be subjected to the second dose of Covishield soon. 

This phase of the trails started on September 26 at the KEM Hospital. On the first day of the test, three volunteers between the ages of 20 and 45 were given a dose as part of the second phase of the human trials. Later on September 28, three other patients at Nair Hospital were also given the vaccine. 

In the last 22 days, a total of 160 volunteers have been given the vaccine at both the hospitals in Mumbai, which includes 100 at KEM Hospital and 60 at Nair Hospital.

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