Plymouth Meeting company gets green light to start testing COVID-19 vaccine

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The FDA has given the green light to a company in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania to begin testing its vaccine for COVID-19.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals calls its new vaccine INO-4800.

The vaccine is based on the DNA of the coronavirus but does not use the actual virus.

Forty adult volunteers will get two doses of the vaccine a month apart, with the first results by early summer.

Testing will be done at the University of Pennsylvania and in Kansas City.