“Anyone thinking a vaccine will quickly end the coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t get their hopes up. Instead, they should wear a mask — which is probably even more effective” said Dr. Robert Redfield, the Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during his testimony before the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, on Wednesday Sept 16. “Covid-19 vaccine might be ready in November or December, it will have to be prioritized,” added Dr. Robert Redfield
“All of the studies are showing that to get adequate immune response is going to require 2 doses, probably spaced a month apart. We need to keep in mind is that it may not require first and foremost everyone in the world to get vaccinated to slow or even stop the spread. It will be those first responders and those at greatest risk for death, and then eventually that will expand” he said.
“Moreover, if you’re asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we’re probably looking at third, late second quarter, third quarter 2021.”