:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (12-2019) ::
vacres 2019, 6(2): 14-17 Back to browse issues page
Prospective on Different Approaches for Vaccine Development Against COVID-19: Past Lessons and Future Challenges
Pooneh Rhimi * , Mohammad Reza Aghasadeghi
Department of Hepatitis and AIDS, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1101 Views)
Since the reemergence of a severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the disease caused by this virus, known as COVID-19, has been spreading rapidly all around the world. As of early June 2020, COVID-19 has infected more that 6.6 million people, and has caused more than 390,000 deaths, globally. Similar to its pioneers, namely SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, there is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment against this virus. This review provides a timely overview on efforts as well as different platforms used for developing an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Spike protein, subunit vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Vaccine development, efficacy and safety evaluation
Received: 2020/06/8 | Accepted: 2020/06/8 | Published: 2020/06/8

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