Don’t expect widespread COVID-19 vaccinations until mid-2021: WHO

Don't expect widespread COVID-19 vaccinations until mid-2021: WHO

The WHO said that it does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year.

None of the candidate vaccines in advanced clinical trials so far has demonstrated a “clear signal” of efficacy at the level of at least 50% sought by the WHO, spokeswoman Margaret Harris said.

“We are really not expecting to see widespread vaccination until the middle of next year,” Harris told a U.N. briefing in Geneva.

“This phase 3 must take longer because we need to see how truly protective the vaccine is and we also need to see how safe it is,” she added.

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