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Currently, there is no common cold vaccine. Unfortunately, because many viruses cause the cold, it is unlikely that there will be a common cold vaccine anytime soon. In the meantime, scientists search for better methods of treating and preventing the common cold.

Common Cold Vaccine: A Summary

There is no common cold vaccine. Because so many different viruses can cause the common cold (see Causes of Common Cold), the outlook for developing a common cold vaccine that will prevent transmission of all of them is dim.
 
It is unlikely that there will ever be a common cold vaccine. However, common cold research scientists continue to search for more effective methods to treat or prevent colds.
 
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