UMMC beginning trial of COVID-19 vaccine


The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will begin a trial for a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next week.

As many as 60,000 participants worldwide will take part in the trial, with up to 2,000 from Mississippi, WAPT reports.

“The great news is that we’re actually launching enrollment for our trial the first part of next week. We’ve been preparing extensively,” Dr. Gailen Marshall, executive director of the Mississippi Clinical Research and Trial Center, told the station.