A coronavirus vaccine that could help prevent dental infections is poised to become available in the U.S.
With coronaviruses now threatening to destroy a lot of the world’s beauty, a $500 million project from a French pharmaceutical company is looking to help the fight.
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that it will award $500,000 to the UConn dental school in Connecticut for a study to study how vaccines might help prevent the disease.
The vaccine will be made available in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with more to follow in other cities.
Dentists who have received a coronaviral vaccine within the past three years would not be required to follow any new preventive measures, such as wearing protective gear or using a mask, and would be eligible to receive the vaccine.
The UConn study will be the first of its kind in the United States.
Dental school officials said they are excited about the vaccine, which has been available in Europe for years and could help fight the spread of the virus.
The vaccine is not a fully developed product. “
We want to make sure it works for the patients, so we’re just trying to make it as efficient as we can.”
The vaccine is not a fully developed product.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University at Buffalo (UBC) have conducted tests to verify that the vaccine’s safety and efficacy are in place.
The UCSF study is expected to be completed in 2019, and UBC expects to begin the study in 2021.
In the meantime, the UCC study is focused on helping dental schools develop new vaccines.
Dents are not the only group to be tested.
The United Kingdom is testing whether a nasal spray containing the vaccine can prevent cavities in adults, and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service is evaluating whether it is safe for people with pre-existing conditions to get the vaccine for the first time.
In addition to UConn, the National Institutes and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are also funding the research.