The clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine are expected to start Monday, according to a government official. The vaccine that has been formulated for the protection against the infamous coronavirus is to be tested with an experimental dose on the first patient.
The trial is being funded by the National Institute of Health and is known to take place at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. It is expected to take about 12 to 18 months for any potential vaccine to be validated. The trials are to start with a bunch of 45 healthy volunteers who are also young and shots of different doses are to be given to these volunteers.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, even if the trial goes well and positive results are being seen, it will still take about a year and a half for the vaccine to come to use to the laymen.
In no way can the healthy volunteers be infected by corona because of the shots as the vaccine does not contain the virus itself. This is just the initial test which is to prepare the volunteers for larger tests and understand if there are any kind of side effects.
Researches are being carried out at various institutes and organizations for the preparation of a coronavirus vaccine as there is a rapid growth and spread of the deadly virus. Different kinds of vaccines are being tried with which include shots that are to be formulated with the help of latest technologies which are supposed to be faster in production than the traditional methods as well as are more potent. Other researchers are aiming temporary vaccines, the kind of shots that will protect the health of an individual for a short period of time such as a couple of months, while on the other hand, some are developing durable and long lasting that will guard the health of the individual.