2020 has been an unprecedented year. A once-in-a-century pandemic began, and SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread.
Due to inspiring scientific work, vaccines have been formulated and tested in clinical trials. The FDA is actively working on emergency use authorization of COVID 19 vaccine.
Typically, vaccine development takes years, but we expect to have a COVID vaccine by the end of 2020 or early 2021, after only months in development. The current vaccines are more than 90% effective in the general population, and safety has been a top priority in bringing them to production. Only a small percentage of people reported side effects, and those were minor, such as aches and fatigue.
We are grateful for this is a ray of hope. Immunizations save millions of lives every year. COVID-19 vaccines will help people of all ages to live longer, happier and healthier lives. As soon as you are able to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we urge you to roll up your sleeve and get the shot.
Take a look at some of the benefits of the vaccine, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.