Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia developing halal vaccine

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia developing halal vaccine

Saudi Arabia is developing a halal coronavirus vaccine that could be ready within a year, according to local biopharmaceutical company SaudiVax.

“The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is being done at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, and they are in the late stage of the discovery phase,” said Dr. Mazen Hassanain, managing director of SaudiVax, a local private company collaborating on the project.

“We hope the vaccine will be on the market in the Middle East in a year, though that relies on many factors,” said Dr. Hassanain, who is also a professor of surgery at King Saud University in Riyadh, in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English.

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