COVID-19 vaccine update

COVID-19 vaccine update

This week’s expert:
Dr Gary Grohman, Virologist; Vaccine Manufacturing Expert; Former Director of Immunobiology and WHO ERL at the TGA, Office of Laboratories and Scientific Services

Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with Dr Gary Grohman on the Healthed Podcast, ‘Going Viral’.

– There are currently about 11 vaccines in large phase III studies around the world

– In addition, there are another five vaccines that have been approved for limited release. These are in China and Russia and are currently being given to selected cohorts under close supervision, so essentially very similar conditions to phase III trials

– First data from these trials expected later this year

– The brief halting of the study into Astra ...

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