COVID Help Desk: How quickly are vaccine rates rising?

COVID Help Desk: How quickly are vaccine rates rising?

Houston Chronicle, October 28, 2021

COVID vaccine trials are ongoing at the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, the nation’s largest high-security containment facility on an academic campus. Three or four candidates have shown positive results in pre-clinical studies in animals and could reach clinical trials next year, said Dr. Scott Weaver, the laboratory’s scientific director. But those vaccines, which are designed to create better protection than the existing shots, face financial obstacles, he said.

“There’s a little bit less pressure to make a new vaccine than there was at the beginning of the pandemic,” Weaver said.