Operation Warp Speed allows science to shorten the process that normally takes place for the routine development of a vaccine. For example, the HPV vaccine took 15 years from the time it was discovered to when it came to market.
With Operation Warp Speed, we have a shorter timeline, but it followed the same safety protocols and review as a traditional vaccine study. In a recent Facebook Live Event, Dr. Joe Gastaldo, System Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at OhioHealth, acknowledged, “you might have concerns about how fast this process was, but it was just as safe as previous vaccine studies. We are in the 21st century now; we have new technologies when it comes to medicines and vaccines. These new technologies were ready to handle the COVID-19 vaccine studies.”