From vaccine race to marathon: What’s next for coping with COVID?

The COVID-19 virus is not going anywhere any time soon and, as new variants keep cropping up across the globe, vaccine development cannot afford to stand still.

There are currently just over 100 vaccines in clinical development worldwide but only four authorised vaccines in the EU, of which mRNA vaccines dominate.

As the initial vaccine race has started to subside, discussion have started focusing on the need for booster shots and a longer-term vaccination strategy.

How can the EU strengthen its vaccine autonomy? What kind of booster vaccines will be needed? And what will the strategies for coping with COVID look like in the near future? 

In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at what we should expect in this ongoing vaccination marathon.

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