Lesson 3 Vaccine development

  • Research on the virus and development of possible vaccine ideas
  • More laboratory research
  • Testing on animals to see if the vaccine works and if it is safe
  • Testing on humans begins
  • 20-100 healthy volunteers to check for the safety and appropriate dosage
  • More people are included in the study with various health statuses, difference in demographics in randomised studies.
  • The vaccine is given to more people to check effectiveness and safety
  • Participants receive the actual vaccine or a placebo(usually salt water) to check the actual effectiveness
  • In cases of a pandemic these processes speed up
  • Permission to distribute the vaccine
  • Monitoring of safety and effectiveness after distribution
  • Monitor the quality of the vaccine

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