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Wits RHI launches clinical trial to test if measles, mumps, rubella vaccine protects frontline healt

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The first CROWN CORONATION participants in Africa will be enrolled at the Wits RHI Ward 21 CRS this week. Scientists from Wits RHI led by Prof Sinead Delany-Moretlwe and the University of Cape Town are launching a clinical trial to test whether the childhood vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can protect frontline healthcare workers from COVID-19 or reduce the severity of illness for those who do become infected.

You may join the CROWN CORONATION trial:

  • - if you are healthcare worker (Wits RHI employees included),
  • - age 18 years or older at risk of acquiring COVID-19
  • - have a mobile phone

To join the study visit www.crowncoronation.com and select Wits RHI central.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to,

Kim Comline – kcomline@wrhi.ac.za

Mandisa Tsholwana – mtsholwana@wrhi.ac.za

For more information on CROWN CORONATION


CROWN CORONATION in the media

eNCA interview with Prof Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

https://www.gate5.co.za/read/59986/qv/88537005/17287205/24758/p

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