There are 1600 folks present process the trial in Australia and New Zealand. Photo / AP
A Wellington medical company is operating a trial of a combined vaccine for each flu and Covid-19.
P3 Research managing director Richard Stubbs believes the combined vaccine will cut back the workload for healthcare providers.
Stubbs advised Morning Report the goal was to make issues as handy as attainable – each for well being professionals and sufferers.
“This is a lengthy process, there is incremental knowledge achieved with all new treatment programmes.
“We know that the flu vaccines are effective, we know that Covid vaccines are effective and we know that probably they can be given together but we don’t know the optimum doses.”
The trial was going down at 9 completely different websites in New Zealand plus varied websites in Australia, and would come with 1600 folks throughout each international locations which each have an excellent repute for medical trials, Stubbs mentioned.
People participating within the trial could be seen 5 occasions and bear a prolonged course of that concerned well being checks, he mentioned.
“It’s a well regulated process, there’s a lot designed to see individuals know what is asked of them and that they can be reassured by any or all safety aspects for the trial so it’s not a fast process.”
Stubbs anticipated the flu and Covid vaccines could be given collectively within the subsequent one or two years.