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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-113

“Race for SARS-CoV2 vaccine:” The propitious oral route

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, People's University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KIMS Dental College and Hospital, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Areeba Shahid
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Flat no. C-1, Tuba Palace,15, Madan Mohan Malviya Marg, Lucknow
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_30_21

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In today's pandemic era, the public is eyeing eminent scientists to develop a successful vaccine against the highly contagious SARS-CoV2 infection, commonly known as COVID-19. It will be a relief to the overwhelmed medical fraternity. The oral cavity can be a great medium to deliver needle-free vaccination, which is psychologically beneficial to the general public. It is the most exigent vaccination method and still lacks protocols to investigate the efficacy of these systems. However, oral vaccination seems promising, offers several benefits at the societal level, is economically beneficial and hints at the possibility of rendering both cellular and antibody-mediated immunity. Here, this review article gives an overall view of oral vaccination, its challenges, and possibilities, with a focus on vaccine development against SARS-CoV2, administered via the oral route.

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