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This Week in South Florida: Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera

We've all been encouraged to learn in the last week or so that three vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are close to being approved and distributed.
We've all been encouraged to learn in the last week or so that three vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are close to being approved and distributed.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – We’ve all been encouraged to learn in the last week or so that three vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are close to being approved and distributed.

What you may not have known is that a clinical trial for another vaccine is well underway at the University of Miami Medical School, and Local 10 has learned that they are making good progress.

Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera is a professor of clinical medicine at UM’s Miller School of Medicine. He is also a top infectious disease specialist and leads the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Dr. Jayaweera joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be viewed at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."