UK Company Offering Volunteers £3,500 to Test Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

A company in east London is looking for 24 volunteers to be injected with a strain of the new coronavirus in a bid to find a vaccine against the virus.

It is reported they will be offered up to £3,500 to be infected and then quarantined for two weeks, BBC reports.

But the UK regulator – the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency – still has to agree to the company’s plans before the research can take place.

Research into at least eight vaccines is ongoing in the UK, and scientists in many other parts of the world are also working hard on developing a jab.

It’s unlikely any vaccine will be ready before the end of the year.

Trials to test any potential vaccines must be tested on humans before they can be manufactured and given to the wider public.