How a vaccine goes from an idea into reality

Check out this video about the COVID-19 vaccine inspired by Schoolhouse Rock’s iconic “I’m Just a Bill” cartoon. The video, created by created by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains the steps through Phase 3 clinical trials — and shows how a hypothetical vaccine against COVID-19 gets developed.

This article first appeared in the Jan. 4, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.