The youngest will have to wait until 2022 to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. And it is that the initial production should be allocated in priority to the highest risk groups.
“People think that on January 1 there will be a vaccine and that things will return to normal, but things will not be like this. No one has ever produced vaccines in the volumes that will be needed, so in 2021 we hope to have vaccines, but in a limited quantity, “said, this Wednesday, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO), Soumya Swaminathan.
There is a clear consensus that lThe first vaccinated are health workers that are in the front line of the fight against the pandemic and that later it is passed on to the elderly and the most vulnerable people, so “a young and healthy person will have to wait until 2022 to be vaccinated.”
A dozen possible vaccines are already in the third phase of clinical trials, which is used to verify the effectiveness of the vaccine and rule out serious side effects. In other words, they are being inoculated in groups of approximately 30,000 people in places where the coronavirus continues to circulate intensely.
In total, forty vaccine trials are in one of the three phases of clinical trials and 200 are in lab tests, which is a clear indicator of the interest that the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector has in finding the right formula.
The representative of the WHO anticipated that those results could be ready early next year, after which you will have to comply with the regulations for the approval of one or more vaccines. It has also asked all those with advanced testing to have access to its results in order to accelerate the issuance of directives and regulations that could be applied worldwide.