Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end – WHO chief

A ‘safe and effective’ vaccine against covid-19 may be ready by year-end, the World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday (06).

“We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope,” he said at the meeting of the WHO’s executive board in Geneva.

He also called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available.

“We need each other, we need solidarity and we need to use all the energy we have to fight the virus,” he said.

Nine experimental vaccines are in the pipeline of the WHO-led COVAX global vaccine facility.

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