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University of Iowa researchers one step closer to Covid-19 nasal spray vaccine

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Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 9:37 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -

Three vaccines are authorized for use in the U.S: Pfizer, Moderna, and the one-shot Johnson and Johnson dose. Bow, researchers at University of Iowa are testing a nasal spray.

”Children and some adults they just hate needles. The spray may be another good option for them,” Dr. Kun Li, a researcher at the University of Iowa, shared of a plus-side to the nasal spray.

Now the nasal spray is still in the early stages of testing. Trials on people will begin on Monday, August 2nd.

Dr. Li added while it looks promising it will also be better to store than the current vaccines. “The mRNA vaccine is hard to store for delivery. This nasal spray vaccine will be easy to store and easy for delivery,” he shared.

While it’s not yet known when this vaccine will become available as it’s still in the early stages. If it’s successful, this vaccine will be entirely new and different from other vaccines currently on the market.

Dr. Li says while this MAY be an option in the future, he encourages everyone to get the vaccine while trials are underway to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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