By Sarah Keane • 16 October 2020 • 15:29
FIRST Coronavirus vaccines won’t arrive until Spring, according to European Medicines Agency (EMA).
EMA’s Executive Director Guido Rasi said that coronavirus vaccines may arrive in the spring of next year, “if all goes well”. This news comes despite the fact that an experimental jab was just found effective in China.
“It is very difficult, almost impossible, to have the vaccine by 2020. If all goes well, in the first months of 2021 there could be three EMA-approved vaccines,” Rasi told 24-hour information television channel Skytg24.
It is understood that once a vaccine is made ready, it will first be provided to those in the ‘at-risk’ categories, before then being rolled out to the general population.
Rasi explained that it is expected that “the first major doses for at-risk populations will arrive in the spring of 2021 with a significant start of vaccination” and that “dose availability will increase very quickly after approval. I think if we’re lucky, a lot of those who want to get vaccinated could do it by the summer of 2021.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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