[Newsletter] Round-Up of COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Week Commencing February 08, 2021

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 21 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

Earlier this week, experts from the World Health Organization provided guidance on the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. For more on this, check out this link here.

The Company has since begun a trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in children aged 6-17. If your child fits the age criteria and in good health, they may be eligible to participate. Learn more here


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

Moderna has signed new supply agreements this week with the government of Taiwan (for 5 million doses), Columbia (for 10 million doses), the government of the United States (for an additional 100 million doses, bringing the total to 300 million doses), and the Canadian government (for an additional 4 million doses, bringing the total up to 44 million).


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

There are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter here.


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

Earlier this week, the vaccine by Cansino received approval for emergency use in Pakistan.


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 update, 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 are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, 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

Data from Israel’s vaccination program is suggesting that the Pfizer jab prevents 94% of symptomatic infections. For more on this, check out the BBC News story here.


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

There seems to be some talk about India approving Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine over the next few weeks. 


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

There are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter here.


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 are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, 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

There are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter here.


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 with regards to this vaccine this week. Check out our latest update on this vaccine 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. 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 are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter 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 are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter 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 are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter here


20. Kazakhstan’s QazCovid Vaccine

What is the QazCovid 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


21. India’s Zydus Cadila (aka ZyCoV-D)

What is India’s ZyCoV-D vaccine?

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

Latest Update

There are no new updates on this vaccine. For our latest update, check out our previous newsletter here.


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