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Coronavirus Vaccine Patch Could Protect Against All COVID Strains

Patch, Jan. 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Coronavirus Vaccine Patch Could Protect Against All COVID Strains

Professor Lbachir BenMohamed— a UCI School of Medicine professor of Immunology and the founder of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of California, Irvine—says that his team is developing what they envision will be a vaccine that could work on all strains in the SARS-CoV-2 family. The new UCI vaccine would be a “backup” to the vaccines currently being utilized, according to BenMohamed. He anticipates it will be approved “shortly.”