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Immunization Dialogue

Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2

Keywords : Coronavirus vaccination, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

Citation Information : Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (2):75-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1246

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The novel coronavirus infection emerged in Wuhan in the late 2019 which later spread across the globe and was declared as a pandemic in March 2020. The virus was named by World Health Organization as SARS-CoV-2 and the disease caused by it as COVID-19 on 11 February, 2020. The disease leads to respiratory distress syndrome and mortality, especially in elderly and people with comorbidities. The treatment remains supportive, in the absence of specific treatment, prevention is the only answer. Apart from physical distancing, hand washing, and masks, vaccination is a futuristic option. Although work has started in full swing, the vaccine may not be available before 12–18 months. Here, the vaccine scenario changes by the day, but I have tried to evaluate the types of vaccines possible and the ones where trials have started.


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