On February 25, according to media reports, the team of Professor Jinhai Huang of Tianjin University’s School of Life Sciences announced that they had successfully developed a new oral vaccine for coronavirus, and even the media changed the title to “Vaccine has been successfully developed”, so it is easy for people to misunderstand as has been marketed and widely used for vaccination.
Does the vaccine need to be clinically proven? “Required!” A relevant person in charge of the State Drug Administration responded to a Health Times reporter.
In fact, China’s approval and supervision of vaccines are still quite strict. Vaccine approval also requires at least a series of procedures such as animal experiments and clinical trials before it can be marketed. This means that no vaccine will be available in the short term.
A Health Times reporter contacted a person in charge of publicity at Tianjin University and confirmed that the news is true. The vaccine has preliminary developed, but it is still too early to go on the market. At present, a series of subsequent research and development hope to seek corporate cooperation.