Professor Graham Le Gros on vaccines, safety, and COVID-19

March 23, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard a lot of conversations that have included questions like: “What do you think about the vaccine? Do you reckon you’ll get it straight away? Doesn’t it seem like it’s come out way too quickly?”

Our guest for this month’s podcast is Professor Graham Le Gros an immunologist who is the Programme Director for the Vaccine Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand and Director of The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The Malaghan Institute has a long history in vaccine development, undertaking research and discovery across cancer, asthma/allergy, infectious diseases, gut health and brain health.

We sat down over Zoom to talk all things vaccine: how long it actually takes to make a new one, what’s different about an RNA vaccine, and should we make it mandatory?

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