Rite Aid is now touting its Cervanix vaccine as a “miracle” for kids who are at risk of contracting the coronavirus, which causes severe respiratory illness, fever and death.
The company said it’s working to produce and market the vaccine to hospitals and nursing homes in the U.S. and Canada, as well as to hospitals in China.
The vaccine is made from a protein found in cowpox virus, which has been used as a vaccine in other countries.
The first vaccine, made in 2015, is currently being distributed to more than 8,000 hospitals in the United States, according to Rite Aid.
It’s also being distributed in Canada.
The company also said it has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to develop a clinical trial for the vaccine, which will begin later this year.
Rite Aid said it is also working to help doctors prescribe the vaccine and is working with doctors and nurses to make sure they get the vaccine at the right time.
The coronaviruses H1N1 and H7N9 viruses are also circulating in the air, making it harder to vaccinate people and spreading to the rest of the population.
There are no deaths associated with the virus.