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COVID-19 Update on Vaccines, July 17, 2020

IDF Physician Advisory Committee member Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD posted a video update that focuses on vaccine developments. The video discusses how vaccines work and shares a tracker to follow vaccine development from the Milken Institute. In addition, Dr. Sullivan describes the types of vaccines, a potential timeline for development, and what those with immunodeficiencies can expect. 

Types of Vaccines

  • Live attenuated (weakened) virus
  • Whole, killed vaccines
  • Purified protein
  • Replicating viral vectors 
  • Replication defective viral vectors
  • mRNA vaccine
  • DNA vaccine

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