How long will it take to have a vaccine for COVID-19?

Companies working feverishly to come up with one, but experts skeptical it can be done quickly

Houston-area researchers are working on a possible coronavirus vaccine... but it may be a while
Houston-area researchers are working on a possible coronavirus vaccine... but it may be a while

Right now, it’s an amazing race, and we’re not talking about that popular TV show on CBS.

Instead, the race is on among scientists and medical professionals around the world to come up with a vaccine for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

So, has there been any progress toward a vaccine? How long will it be before it’s in the hands of doctors around the world?

Here’s a breakdown of the amazing vaccine race.


Who is trying to make a vaccine?

It’s hard to quantify an exact number of groups working feverishly on a vaccine, but it appears to be high.

There are 19 companies alone in the U.S., according to MarketWatch. For a description of those companies, click or swipe here.


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