coronavirus

This collection of videos from the World Health Organization gives you key information on the COVID-19 vaccines and their safety.

The videos cover:

  • How vaccines work
  • How COVID-19 vaccines can be developed so fast
  • Vaccine trials
  • Vaccine approvals
  • Vaccine distribution
World Health Organization
Beginner
25 minutes
English

How do vaccines work to protect us? What are the different ways for developing vaccines and how do we know they are safe?

WHO's Dr Katherine O’ Brien explains. 

This is a video in the series 'Science in 5 on COVID-19', in which WHO experts answer questions on COVID-19 - in 5 minutes! 

Published 11 December 2020.

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Why should we trust the safety of COVID-19 vaccines trials?

WHO's Dr Kate O'Brien explains.

Published 9 December 2020.

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WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains why COVID-19 vaccines are able to be developed so fast without compromising safety. 

Published 7 December 2020.

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What do scientists look for in the different phases of a clinical trial for a vaccine? What does it mean when a vaccine trial is halted due to an adverse event? 

WHO's Dr Katherine O’ Brien explains. 

This is a video in the series 'Science in 5 on COVID-19', in which WHO experts answer questions on COVID-19 - in 5 minutes!

Published 20 November 2020.

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As vaccines get approved by national authorities, learn about National and WHO approval processes for vaccines and how safety is ensured during emergency approval of vaccines.

WHO's Dr Mariângela Simão explains. 

This is a video in the series 'Science in 5 on COVID-19', in which WHO experts answer questions on COVID-19 - in 5 minutes!

Published 11 December 2020.

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How will the COVID-19 vaccine reach you? Why is it important to keep observing public health measures?

WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien explains. 

This is a video in the series 'Science in 5 on COVID-19', in which WHO experts answer questions on COVID-19 - in 5 minutes!

Published 4 December 2020.

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