UPMC to discuss potential COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

UPMC and scientists from Pitt Health Sciences will be discussing a potential vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday.That’s according to a tweet posted by UPMC on Wednesday evening.Last month, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 got a look at Pitt’s vaccine lab as researchers began redirecting all of the work inside of their secure facility on campus to focus solely on COVID-19.At that time, researchers were estimating at least a year to 18 months to develop the vaccine and go through the trials to make sure it would be safe.Production of a potential vaccine would also take time.Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 will have the latest on Thursday’s discussions on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 at noon.

UPMC and scientists from Pitt Health Sciences will be discussing a potential vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday.

That’s according to a tweet posted by UPMC on Wednesday evening.

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Last month, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 got a look at Pitt’s vaccine lab as researchers began redirecting all of the work inside of their secure facility on campus to focus solely on COVID-19.

At that time, researchers were estimating at least a year to 18 months to develop the vaccine and go through the trials to make sure it would be safe.

Production of a potential vaccine would also take time.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 will have the latest on Thursday’s discussions on Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 at noon.