MBtv: Second potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.S. starts safety test

The Phase 1 study will enroll up to 40 healthy adult volunteers in Philadelphia and Kansas City, where screening of potential participants has already begun, said the company.

The study is a first step to see if the vaccine appears safe enough for further larger tests. Even if the research delivers positive results, it is expected to take over a year before any vaccine is widely available.