China approves inhaled COVID-19 vaccine

11:35 07 September Kyiv, Ukraine

In China, an inhaled vaccine against COVID-19, writes the BBC. This is the first country to use this type of vaccine.

The inhaled vaccine will be used in China for a booster dose. It has been approved for emergency use.

The drug is called Convidecia Air, it was developed by CanSino. It works on the same principle as an injectable vaccine, but to get it, you just need to inhale the drug through your mouth once. After the vaccine enters the lungs, it stimulates the immunity of the mucosa of the organ.
According to the developer, to apply Convidecia Air, it is enough to inhale it through the mouth. The vaccine induces a comprehensive immune defense in response to SARS-CoV-2 after just one breath, according to CanSino.

Inhaled vaccines, in addition to China, are being developed, in particular, in the UK, the USA and Ukraine.