Since the first identification in December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread all over the world. On 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. In order to fight and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the development process of safe and effective vaccines has to be accelerated. In her talk, Nadine will provide an overview on the different vaccine technologies, the current development status and on the theoretical risks associated with a coronavirus vaccine. Furthermore she will give an overview on how development and approval of the vaccines was speeded up and how the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut supports this process.