No More Shots? Future Of COVID Vaccines Might Just Be Nasal Sprays, Patches

No More Shots? Future Of COVID Vaccines Might Just Be Nasal Sprays, Patches


With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepping yet another booster shot for this fall — this one to target the Omicron variant known as BA.5 — scientists and immunologists are working on a whole new approach that includes nasal spray vaccines and body patches.

A group of scientists, doctors, and federal health officials met at the White House on Tuesday to examine new ways to battle COVID, including vaccines targeting all variants, as well as nasal sprays.

“Innovative approaches are clearly needed to induce broad and durable protection against coronaviruses known and unknown,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser and the top U.S. immunologist, told the gathering.

There’s broad consensus that despite the benefit of the currently available vaccines, the “job is not done,”

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