When will a coronavirus vaccine arrive, and when would you be most likely to get it?
When will a vaccine arrive for the coronavirus? That’s a complicated question, and one we can’t begin to answer until the first vaccine deemed safe and effective has gone through the appropriate channels and oversights. While there are “vaccines” reportedly being administered in China and Russia, any COVID vaccine you’ll receive in the US will have to gain FDA approval.
Once a drug is approved, it’ll take time to make and distribute — not everyone will be able to get a vaccine at once.
According to Robert Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, the US could have multiple vaccines by the year’s end, The Washington Post reported. That would be just one year after the discovery of SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Vaccine development can often take decades.