[Newsletter] Round-Up of COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Week Commencing December 21, 2020

With the news on the novel coronavirus pandemic ever-changing, and the search for COVID-19 vaccines still continuing, it is difficult to stay on top of the goings-on of the vaccines in development. To help you stay on top of things, Nidhi Parekh of The Shared Microscope writes weekly updates on the vaccines alone.

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COVID-19 Top Vaccines

There are currently 19 COVID-19 vaccines in the final phase of clinical trials, some of which have received regulatory approval for use limited or full use in various countries. For more information on the regulatory process for vaccines (which is a labyrinth), check out this post here.


1. The Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

What is The Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

In our vaccine newsletter from last week, we reported that news channels in the UK are expecting the Oxford vaccine to receive regulatory approval and be rolled out in the UK by New Year

Researchers at AstraZeneca believe that the COVID-19 vaccine will work to prevent infection by the new coronavirus variant found in the United Kingdom. 


2. The Moderna Vaccine

What is The Moderna Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

The Moderna vaccine was granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US FDA last week. Earlier this week, Health Canada authorized the vaccine in Canada.


3. Sinovac’s CoronaVac Vaccine

What is The CoronaVac Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Reuters have highlighted that slow, fragmental release of efficacy data could undermine confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac. 


4. Cansino’s Ad5-nCoV

What is Cansino’s Ad5-nCoV Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Last week, we confirmed that Cansino has recruited over 20,000 volunteers for their Phase 3 clinical trials abroad, thus far. Their vaccine is to be submitted for review in Mexico


5. Unnamed Inactive Vaccine – Wuhan

What is The Inactive Virus Vaccine From Wuhan And How Does It Work?

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For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no updates on this vaccine this week. For our latest, check out our previous newsletter here


6. Sinopharm’s BBIBP-CorV

What is Sinopharm’s BBIBP-CorV And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no updates on this vaccine this week. For our latest, check out our previous newsletter here


7. Pfizer and BioNTech’s BNT162b2

What is Pfizer and BioNTech’s BNT162 Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

The Pfizer vaccine has become increasingly popular and has so received authorization in the UK, the European Union, Singapore, etc. For a full list of countries it has been approved in, check out this resource by the New York Times. 


8. The Russian Sputnik V

What is theSputnik V And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Last week, the Gamaleya Research Institute announced that their vaccine is 91.4% effective, after citing a new analysis of their Phase 3 clinical trial data. 

Earlier this week, apart from Russia, Belarus was the first country in the world to authorize the vaccine, followed by Argentina.


9. Novavax’s NVX-CoV2373

What is Novavax’s NVX-CoV2373 And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Earlier today, Novavax has started the Phase 3 trials of their investigational vaccine in the United States and Mexico. Studies so far were conducted in the United Kingdom. 


10. Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ-78436735/Ad26.CoV2-S

What is Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no updates on this vaccine this week. For our latest, check out our previous newsletter here.  


11. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s BCG Vaccine Trial

What is Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Doing?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Phase 3 clinical trial results for this vaccine are still to be declared. Since the trials started, we haven’t had any updates on the use of the BCG vaccine against COVID-19.


12. Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin

What is Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Earlier this week, Bharat Biotech confirmed that they are ‘thousands of volunteers short’ for the Phase 3 trials of their vaccine candidate, Covaxin. 


13. The Medicago-GSK Coronavirus-Like Particle (CoVLP)

What is Medicago’s Coronavirus-Like Particle (CoVLP)?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update, check out our post here.


14. Anhui Zhifei Longcom and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Vaccine Candidate

What is Anhui Zhifei Longform’s vaccine based on?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update, check out our post here.


15. The AnGes AG0302-COVID19

What is AnGes’ AG0302-COVID19 vaccine?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update on the vaccine, check out our post here


16. Institute of Medical Biology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences’ Vaccine

What is the Institute of Medical Biology’s vaccine?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update on the vaccine, check out our post here


17. GSK-Clover Biopharmaceuticals’ COVID-19 Vaccine

What is Clover Biopharmaceuticals’ vaccine?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update on the vaccine, check out our post here


18. Vector Institute’s EpiVacCorona

What is the EpiVacCorona vaccine?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update on the vaccine, check out our post here


19. CureVac’s CVnCoV

What is CureVac’s CVnCoV vaccine?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update on the vaccine, check out our post here


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