Ruth Atkins, a communications and engagement manager working for NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit from Marcham in Oxfordshire who is 48 years of age, was injected with the candidate Ebola vaccine in her upper arm, after a clinical assessment and a blood sample was taken. She is the first of 60 volunteers to participate in the Oxford trial.
First volunteer receives new Ebola vaccine in UK trial
17 September 2014
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.