Press statement: Coronavirus vaccine development
20 March 2020
Researchers at Oxford University are working with great care, and due haste, in developing a new vaccine for coronavirus. Production is underway and trials could start in late Spring. If proven effective, a safe coronavirus vaccine could provide an exit strategy for the pandemic and save lives. While we understand the interest, we ask that the media do not continue to contact researchers while this critical work is underway so that they can focus on these efforts. We will issue press releases in due course.