WATCH — How are vaccines made?

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry • CBC Kids News • Published 2020-09-10 06:00

There’s some cool science involved

Scientists from around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that might stop people from getting sick with COVID-19 — but there have been some hiccups along the way.

This week, a team at the University of Oxford in the U.K. had to put its project on pause after one of the volunteers who was testing the new vaccine got sick.

In early August, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a coronavirus vaccine had already been approved in that country.

At the time, many scientific experts warned that it was too early in the process to confirm that the vaccine would work.

That’s because it takes time to develop a new vaccine.

Why does it take so long?

Turns out, the science behind creating a new vaccine can be pretty complicated (and also kinda cool!).

Watch this video to find out more:

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara Chaudry is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The 16-year-old from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred and Dana's older sister on Dino Dana. She was also the voice of Parvana in The Breadwinner, the feature film nominated for an Oscar, along with the Golden Globe and Canadian Screen awards.

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