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Could the Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?

Researchers are looking at ways the Covid-19 vaccine could become a pill or inhaler instead of an injection. 

In the hope of fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, a team in Sweden are hoping to create a new, powdered version of the vaccine which can be taken at home instead.

ISR's founder, Ola Winquist, a professor of immunology at the Karolinska Institute has said, "The game-changer is that you could distribute the [powder] vaccine extremely easily without the cold chain, and it can be administered without the need for healthcare providers".

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Source: BBC News, 26 July 2021


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