There are over 7 billion people in the world. COVID-19 is affecting everyone, and vaccines are needed to end the pandemic. Now that we have vaccines that have proven to be very effective at preventing severe COVID-19 disease, why do we need to continue COVID-19 vaccine research?
There are three main reasons:
Read more about the 3 reasons for continuing research after some vaccines have been approved by the FDA.
Many people believe that the vaccines that receive Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) will prevent people from getting infected with coronavirus. We don’t know yet if that is true. The results show that these vaccines are really good at preventing an infection from turning into severe COVID-19 disease.
Even if you get a COVID-19 vaccine, you might still get a coronavirus infection.
This infographic provides detailed information about the recent COVID-19 vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization, including:
View the infographic, COVID-19 Vaccines: What Do They Do?
We need your help to keep learning and improving vaccines against COVID-19. We made history with safe and effective vaccines and we’ll keep working as long as there are people to protect, variants emerging, and research answers needed to end this pandemic. To participate:
Content last reviewed on May 12, 2021