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Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to be tested on children in next step to end pandemic

The University of Oxford will begin testing the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca on children, a potentially key step in ending the global pandemic.The Oxford trial plans to enrol 300 children aged six to 17, the university said in a statement on Saturday. The first vaccinations will take place this month, with as many as 240 kids receiving the coronavirus vaccine and the remainder a meningitis shot, which should produce similar side effects.A larger trial involving thousands of…

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