China Has Invented The World’s First Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine That People Say Tastes Like Milk Tea

China's most populous city, Shanghai, has announced the rollout of the first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday Oct. 26.

China’s most populous city, Shanghai, has started rolling out the world’s first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday Oct. 26.

Chinese pharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics created the vaccine, which authorities approved as a booster in September.

Videos on Chinese social media show users inhaling the vaccine through a white, almost bubble tea-like, cup for at least 20 seconds.

“It was like drinking a cup of milk tea,” one Shanghai resident said.

Scientists say inhaling the vaccine could increase immunity in the regions where COVID-19 first enters the body.

Medical health personnel hope the inhalable COVID-19 vaccine can help lower vaccine hesitancy.

“There is a large proportion of people who are resistant to take the vaccine because they have a needle phobia. They may not articulate it, but that’s what in their mind,” a medical health officer told Reuters.

Millions of people have gone undergone lockdown once again in China as the government enforces its strict zero-COVID policy, an ambition plan to eradicate COVID-19.

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