Medicine | The road to a “safe and effective” coronavirus vaccine—and who will get it first
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 10/14/20, 06:50 pm
Federal regulators last week issued new safety guidance for pharmaceutical companies developing coronavirus vaccines. The Food and Drug Administration stated that researchers would need to observe volunteers participating in final-stage vaccine testing for at least two months after giving them their last shot. The two-month period is meant to ensure that volunteers do not develop serious reactions to the vaccines.