Volume 43 Issue 4 p651-792
The Next Set of COVID-19 Vaccines: Leveraging New Development Platforms to Increase Access for More People Around the World
Published online: March 23, 2021
The approval of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccines brought much optimism to efforts to end the pandemic. A recombinant adenovirus vaccine recently received emergency use authorization, and several other vaccines are likely to follow. These vaccines all use relatively new vaccine production platforms to produce the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 Spike protein. This review discusses how these platforms work, what advantages they offer, and the gaps that remain in public health efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic.