How fast can a vaccine be made?

Published on August 3, 2020 by

This video from TedEd digs into the three key phases of developing a new vaccine: exploratory research, clinical testing, and manufacturing.

When a new pathogen emerges, our bodies and healthcare systems are left vulnerable. And when this pathogen causes the outbreak of a pandemic, there’s an urgent need for a vaccine to create widespread immunity with minimal loss of life. So how quickly can we develop vaccines when we need them most? Dan Kwartler describes the three phases of vaccine development.

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