The 1st nasal Covid vaccine
China has approved the first nasal Covid vaccine inhaled up the nose.
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James Gallagher, BBC Health and Science correspondent explains how a sniffed vaccine primes the immune system.
More on the nasal Covid vaccine
Two needle-free COVID-19 vaccines that are delivered through the nose or mouth have been approved for use in China and India. China’s new vaccine, announced on Sunday, is a nasal Covid vaccine inhaled through the nose and mouth as an aerosolized mist, and India’s, announced on Tuesday, is administered as drops in the nose.
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Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright
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