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COVID vaccines

Shionogi set to begin COVID vaccine Phase 3 trial in Vietnam

Japanese drugmaker aims to make vaccine available domestically early next year

Shionogi CEO Isao Teshirogi said a clinical trial aims to put its "recombinant protein vaccine" on the list of the World Health Organization-approved vaccines. (Source photos by Atsushi Ooka and Jiji) 

TOKYO -- Japanese drugmaker Shionogi will begin a Phase 3 clinical trial on its COVID-19 vaccine this month, mainly in Vietnam and other Asian countries, CEO Isao Teshirogi said Monday.

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