COVID - Vaccine

Jul. 14, 2020 at 12:35 p.m. MDT

TELUS World of Science Edmonton's Staff Scientist Mirabelle Prémont-Schwarz sat down and talked with Dr. Houghton, eminent virologist, co-discoverer of the Hepatitis C virus with a vaccine under development. He is currently leading research on a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 at the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute at the University of Alberta. What needs to happen before we find an effective vaccine? Do we have any indication yet as to how long a vaccine would protect someone? Would this be like the flu where we would need to be vaccinated periodically?