Vaccine Research & Development

As part of WHO’s response to the outbreak, the R&D Blueprint has been activated to accelerate diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for this novel coronavirus. Source – WHO Blueprint Landscape of nCoV

You can search the WHO database for publications on the Coronavirus disease and you are able to view the Draft Landscape of the latest COVID-19 vaccine candidates

FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is currently tracking the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. View their tracker here.

Milken Institute website

The first Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa 

The first clinical trial in South Africa and on the continent for a Covid-19 vaccine was announced, 23 June 2020, at a virtual press conference hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits).

The South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial aims to find a vaccine that will prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Read more at

Milken Institute via LinkedIn, Dec. 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker 

Updated 18 January 2022