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The Department for Health is calling on people to volunteer for clinical trials of a potential new vaccine.

There are several COVID-19 vaccines, both approved and in development.

Each one uses a different technology to prevent people from getting sick after being infected by the virus.

Valneva’s Phase Three clinical trial will test a new vaccine against Covid-19 and volunteers could participate in this trial to help confirm the safety of Valneva’s vaccine.

Volunteers will test its ability to help the body create antibodies as a protection against the virus.

According to the Department of Health, the Valneva vaccine needs 4,000 volunteers across the UK.

Today is International Clinical Trials Day and Divya Chadha Manek from the National Insititute for Health Research is encouraging people to take part if they are eligible.

Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock has said: “This International Clinical Trials Day, we’re backing a new clinical trial with £19 million of taxpayers’ money.

“This trial will look at the use of current COVID vaccines as booster vaccines, & what part they can play in keeping us safe.

“I want to say a massive thank you to all those who have taken part in crucial trials this year such as recovery.

“You are helping save lives all around the world.”

For more information on how to sign up visit here.