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COVID vaccines

Vietnam kicks off trials for second homegrown vaccine candidate

Country's first coronavirus inoculation is headed for emergency approval in May

HANOI -- Vietnam has begun first-phase clinical trials for its second domestically developed coronavirus vaccine just months before the expected approval of the initial homegrown candidate.

Some 120 volunteers ages 18-59 will receive doses of Covivac, with a second shot administered after a 28-day window.

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