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Pharmaceutical giant GSK is planning to research whether, as a scientific paper published earlier this week suggests, its meningitis B vaccine offers some protection against gonorrhea.

What form the work will take and how quickly it will happen isn’t yet clear; it’s still early days, a buoyant Rino Rappuoli, chief scientist for GSK Vaccines, told STAT in an interview.

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  • Any gonorrhea vaccine will not be 100% reliable. Better to give yourself 1.2 million units of Procaine Penicillin G in each thigh before you go out with a new date. Will also cover you for syphillis.

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