England: A COVID-19 VACCINE could be available for the general public by September, an Oxford University professor has claimed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.
Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, today told The Times newspaper she is “80% confident” the vaccine being developed by her team would work, with human trials due to begin in the next fortnight.
She said: “I think there’s a high chance that it will work based on other things that we have done with this type of vaccine.
“It’s not just a hunch and as every week goes by we have more data to look at … I would go for 80%, that’s my personal view.”