How many vaccines are under development for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Feb 28, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; more...
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The genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 was published on January 11, 2020, and the rapid emergence of research and collaboration among scientists and biopharmaceutical manufacturers followed. Various methods are used for vaccine discovery and manufacturing. As of February 8, 2021, The New York Times Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker listed 67 vaccines in human trials, and 20 have reached final testing stages. Nearly 90 preclinical vaccines were under investigation in animals. [1]  A number of antiviral medications and immunotherapies are also under investigation for COVID-19.


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