Coronavirus and Vaccine – level 1

04-05-2020 15:00

Scientists all over the world are working hard. They want to make a vaccine for the coronavirus. Usually, it takes many years to make a vaccine. Health officials believe that the vaccine for the coronavirus can be ready this year.

Scientists in Oxford, UK, make vaccines last year. These vaccines are good for some viruses. The viruses are similar to the coronavirus. Scientists test the vaccines on monkeys. The vaccines work well.

Oxford scientists make a vaccine for coronavirus. They hope that officials can approve it. They want to start clinical trials very soon. However, scientists do not know if people can have the same reaction to the vaccine as monkeys.

Difficult words: vaccine (when a doctor gives you a thing that can make you ill such as a virus or bacteria; the thing makes you stronger when you gets ill), virus (a very small thing that can make people very ill), approve (to make something officially possible),  reaction (what your body does after something changes such as you take a medicine or a doctor gives you a vaccine).

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