Coronavirus Vaccine – level 2

20-03-2020 07:00

An unnamed government official told a news organization that a clinical trial to make a coronavirus vaccine can begin soon. It will happen at a research facility in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The news organization said that 45 young and healthy volunteers will receive different doses of shots of the vaccine. This is to see if the vaccine has serious side effects.

This is a big step to make a coronavirus vaccine. However, health officials say that it can take 18 months to prove if the vaccine works.

Difficult words: clinical trial (a medical test to see if a medication or a treatment helps problem), research facility (a place where scientists or doctors do tests and experiments), dose (an amount of medication or other substance).

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