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Texas Children’s Hospital’s Corbevax vaccine may be the key to global immunization

Using traditional vaccine technology, which has been available for decades, other countries would be able to mass-produce the product themselves and distribute it in areas lacking access to proper refrigeration.

AP Photo/David Goldman, File
FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a person was injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I.


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Today is another milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, where the U.S. has passed 800,000 deaths due to the virus. However, it seems as though many have become numb to such numbers.

Amidst reports of the fast-spreading omicron variant, Houston hospitals have been developing a new, easy-to-make vaccine that will cover the gaps in other counties that are working to inoculate against the virus.

In this episode of Town Square, we talk with Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, about the vaccine she's working on with her Co-Director, Dr. Peter Jay Hotez.

Along with the latest COVID headlines, we answer your questions about the effectiveness of vaccines against omicron and provide an update on the virus, vaccines, and variants.


Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi

Dr. Katelyn Jetelina

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