New Haven, Connecticut (WTNH) – There are a few COVID-19 nasal vaccines in human trials. For some, the idea of a nasal vaccine is appealing for a few reasons, one of which is no needles.
Yale Medicine doctor Arjun Venkatesh says there are nearly half a dozen graduates being looked at.
“It means no shots and they can work right in our nose where the coronavirus initially injures itself and attacks the body,” he explains.
Dr. Venkatesh says nasal vaccines could be easier and more effective.
These nasal vaccines may become available within a few months.
“So if they work well, they could prevent us from not only getting severe covid or pneumonia, but they could actually prevent us from getting covid at all.”
And now the word about a universal covid vaccine candidate is being researched.
“What some researchers have done is that they have taken sequences or genetic sequences of coronavirus from all over the world and found that they were able to build a model that was able to identify 305 different proteins that is on various coronaviruses. “
He says this could lead to our first vaccine against coronavirus.
“It would work not only for the variance of today, but the variance of tomorrow, or even new coronavirus in the future.”