ImmunityBio Announces Phase I Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in South Africa as New Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Spread

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ImmunityBio, Inc., a privately-held immunotherapy company, today announced it has received authorization from the South Africa Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to begin a Phase I clinical trial of its hAd5 T-cell vaccine, the company’s novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which will be administered subcutaneously. The same vaccine is currently being tested in a similar Phase I trial in the U.S., with no safety concerns identified to date. With the