Pandemic Vaccines: How Are We Going to Be Better Prepared Next Time?

Med. 2020 Dec 18;1(1):28-32. doi: 10.1016/j.medj.2020.11.004. Epub 2020 Dec 5.


In response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we are currently witnessing the fastest vaccine development in history. While these vaccines will now make a significant impact on ending the pandemic, they were needed much earlier. Here I discuss how to ensure that vaccines will become available within 3-4 months after a new outbreak.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Vaccines / therapeutic use
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / prevention & control
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccines*


  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Vaccines