Hi all. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for the U.K. What actually is the vaccine?
🔸 COVID DNA spike protein encased in Chimpanzee adenovirus vector
🔸 This technology has already been successful in a phase I study of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
🔸 MERS is the same family as COVID - a coronavirus
** DISCLAIMER: I am NEITHER Pro nor anti the vaccine. This is between you and Abba to decide. My job as an immunologist is just to inform you on the science behind the tech :)!**
Thoughts and comments? Will be comparing to the Pfizer vaccine shortly....