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COVID vaccines

US startup to test small-dose COVID vaccine in Japan this summer

VLP Therapeutics jab requires less than one-tenth amount of other mRNA shots

A mock vaccine exercise in Japan: VLP Therapeutics estimates the dosage required per person for its vaccine would be 1 to 10 micrograms, which is 1% to 10% the amount required for other RNA-based vaccines.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A new type of coronavirus vaccine that requires less than one-tenth the dosage of existing shots made by Pfizer and others is nearing clinical trials in Japan, with the developer hoping to counter new variants of the virus.

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