When can you get a COVID-19 vaccine? Five things you should know
Published on 10 August, 2020 / Published by CNA

Researchers are accelerating what usually takes 10 to 15 years so that a vaccine could be ready by next year. But it is no easy task, so what do the experts have to say about the hopes for success?

Many hope that a vaccine will be the magic bullet to fight COVID-19. What are the chances?

  • SINGAPORE: Massive reports are underway to develop a vaccine strong enough to fight and eliminate the novel coronavirus.
  • Latest reports indicate that at least 165 vaccine candidates are being developed across the world including in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, China and Singapore.
  • Nearly 30 projects are already in various phases of human trials, including one jointly developed by Duke-NUS Medical School and US pharmaceutical company Arcturus Therapeutics.
  • But developing a vaccine is no easy task. What usually takes 10 to 15 years, researchers are now accelerating so that a vaccine could be ready for emergency use by next year.

This article was originally published on CNA