A Skin Patch To Deliver The COVID-19 Vaccine

Local researchers are working to turn the COVID-19 vaccine into an easy-to-deliver skin patch. … Dr. Lbachir BenMohamed, who is leading the research at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, said that switching the coronavirus vaccine from an injection to a patch will make distribution easier. “Delivering the vaccine is six times more expensive than the vaccine itself,” he said. “If we come up with something that you can just put in an envelope and ship it to a remote area, I think that is going to be a game changer.”