Astra-Zeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson are words we didn’t know a few months ago! Today we all know that these names correspond to injectable vaccines against Covid-19! These vaccines that could probably help us see the end of this endless tunnel that represents the current pandemic!
Within a few months, however, a new name can be added to the list of vaccines: ORAVAX! And as the name suggests, this vaccine would not be injectable, it would be taken orally … A small tablet that needs to be vaccinated! This could solve the problem of vaccinodromes, undelivered doses, etc. Hope?
A vaccine in one tablet!
While all current vaccines use the needle injection method, Oravax has already had good results in a pilot study on animals, explains the businessinsider website. The first clinical studies could therefore begin soon! Oral vaccines against certain diseases already exist. So why not fight the coronavirus?
However, ORAVAX is only in the very first research phase and will enter a clinical phase in 2021. Oravax company estimates it can begin clinical trials in June. Obviously, this oral vaccine will not be able to fight the current pandemic. It will take at least a year to be validated, approved by health authorities, etc.
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According to information from the jpost website, the vaccine can be shipped in a simple refrigerator and even stored at room temperature, “which makes it easier to transport logistically anywhere in the world,” explains Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed.
But not immediately!
On the other hand, once validated, the oral vaccine could be useful if the virus comes back seasonally like the flu. Easier to administer, it could then revolutionize the vaccine against Covid 19. An oral vaccine could be taken at home like taking a pain reliever …
And get needle phobics vaccinated without fear! We don’t know what the fate of oral vaccines will be! In the meantime, we must continue to respect barrier gestures and patiently wait for government instructions to know when people in non-comorbid activities can access already approved vaccines!