WHO: Hundreds of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses could be ready for 2021
The World Health Organization on Thursday said it’s hoping to produce a few hundred million coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of the year and up to 2 billion by the end of next year as pharmaceutical firms continue to search a vaccine, according to media reports.
The United Nations health body is making plans to decide who is eligible to receive the first batch of doses once a vaccine is approved, Reuters reported.
“If we’re very lucky, there will be one or two successful [vaccine] candidates before the end of this year,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said during a virtual news conference.
She noted that priority should be given to frontline workers such as doctors, nurses and others vulnerable to COVID-19 like the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
“You have to start with the most vulnerable …continued .
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