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Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine – Groups

Uncover inspiring stories of scientists and innovators collaborating around the globe in our new free exhibition, opening July 2024.

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Explore an incredible variety of artworks and personal objects that illustrate the worldwide effort to develop vaccines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

For the first time during its run in Manchester, explore never-before-displayed objects that tell the city's unique story of the pandemic and how people here responded to this global challenge.  

Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine showcases the intense and rapid nature of tackling the pandemic. Discover how scientists and researchers adapted and came together during this challenging time to find solutions and save lives, and the impact this had on the world we live in today.  

From examining the virus itself to recognising the work done quietly behind the scenes by volunteers, researchers and other individuals who made huge innovations possible, this free exhibition showcases objects and stories that have been collected during this global challenge.  

With more than 100 objects to discover, highlights include the vial of the first COVID-19 vaccine to be administered worldwide and personal items belonging to those at the heart of its development.  

Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine comes to the Science and Industry Museum as part of an international tour.


Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine has been made possible thanks to:

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