Inhalable COVID vaccine? MIT researchers working on immunization potentially more effective than injection – Study Finds

Good news for individuals who simply can’t stand to be stuck with a needle. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that could be even more effective than injectable ones. In fact, they believe their research also opens the door for preventing and treating cancers and other diseases.

The researchers hope that, like other vaccines administered to the throat, their development will spark an immune system response as soon as the infection is inhaled. Foundation research on mice shows that an inhalable vaccine is 25 times more effective that one injected into a muscle. That’s because sending the vaccine directly onto mucosal membranes — like those found in the mouth, nose, throat, and lungs — can get immune system cells, or T cells, to “set up shop” ready to attack an infection where it lands.

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5 thoughts on “Inhalable COVID vaccine? MIT researchers working on immunization potentially more effective than injection – Study Finds”

  1. This would be like when you get a nose full of pollen that makes you sneeze and eyes water. Your first line defense system responds immediately!

    1. If they can get it to market in 2022, they will make oodles of money – so I expect a full court press by researchers and government. Would be a real safety game changer for this virus and for other viruses with same method.

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