Japan’s Shionogi Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Among Children

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd said on Tuesday it started a clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate among children aged 5 to 11.

The phase I/II/III clinical trial of the recombinant protein-based vaccine known as S-268019 will be carried out among 48 children in Japan, the company said in a release.

The vaccine has not yet been approved by Japanese regulators for use among adults.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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