- Jul 2, 2003
An adenovirus helps prime the immune system to fight the coronavirus.
DNA Inside an AdenovirusThe researchers added the gene for the coronavirus spike protein to another virus called Adenovirus 26.
Adenoviruses are common viruses that typically cause colds or flu-like symptoms.
The J&J vaccine is what is known as a non-replicating viral vector vaccine, using a common cold virus called adenovirus 26