The CDC has posted a new forecast that promises a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, with a wide release coming next April.
Here’s some good news on the pandemic. The CDC has just posted a forecast promising a COVID-19 by the end of this year. At first, the CDC could release a limited supply. However, this supply would grow as the months pass.
CDC Vaccine Forecast
CNN reports that the CDC has posted this forecast on its COVID-19 website. According to the CDC, they want to give everyone the vaccine as soon as it’s available. The agency plans to release the vaccine through thousands of providers. This way, you don’t have to travel far to get your dose. You can get dosed at your doctor’s office, a pharmacy, a hospital, or a health center.
When Can We Hope for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Dr. Fauci said that the public could expect a vaccine by April 2021. Moreover, he said that researchers should find a safe candidate by November or December. However, during that period, this vaccine would only come in a few million doses.
The CDC also stressed that the government wants to give out this vaccine for free. However, some providers might charge a fee.
Why Are COVID-19 Cases Still Rising?
While the cases resurge in the US, the CDC says that household gatherings might be a growing factor in that spike. People going in and out of indoor parties could spread the virus to other people. With Thanksgiving up, experts suggest not inviting guests to these dinners.