Vaccines Won't Be Rolled Out Until Spring At Earliest
Daily Record|October 20, 2020
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Vaccines Won't Be Rolled Out Until Spring At Earliest
The UK Government’s chief scientific adviser yesterday warned it is “unlikely” a coronavirus vaccine will be available for widespread use until the spring.
Amanda Evans

Sir Patrick Vallance said the first vaccines are being manufactured now but played down hoped of stopping the disease completely.

Giving evidence to a parliamentary committee, he said only smallpox had ever been completely eradicated. He added: “It’s unlikely we’ll have a Covid vaccine for any sort of widespread use in the community before at least spring next year.”

Vallance also warned that treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu in future.

He said: “It is unlikely we will end up with a truly sterilising vaccine that completely stops infection.”


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October 20, 2020