Centering on Coronavirus: Vaccine Development

By Aleksandra Srdanovic — March 26, 2020

Our first policy insight in the Centering on Coronavirus series, “Vaccine Development,” is focused on how the typical vaccine development process is being accelerated–technologically, bureaucratically, and financially–to meet this unprecedented challenge.

Numbers At-A-Glance

  • Vaccine development has typically occured in six stages:

    the exploratory stage, pre-clinical stage, clinical development, regulatory review and approval, manufacturing, and quality control.

  • Vaccines have often taken 10 to 15 years to reach those in need.

  • According to the World Health Organization,

    a coronavirus is a member of a family of viruses that can cause a varying range of symptoms and illnesses.

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