Healthy young people might not be able to get the coronavirus vaccine until 2022, WHO says

Healthy young people might not get the coronavirus vaccine until 2022 as public health officials focus on immunizing the elderly and other vulnerable groups first, top officials from the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Researchers have been warning that production constraints and hoarding could limit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine supplies. This warning from WHO is at a global level. However, even the United States may not have enough vaccine production for everyone in 2021 if the initial vaccines have problems in their Phase 3 trials and additional development would be required.

People tend to think that on the first of January or the first of April, I’m going to get the vaccine, and then things will be back to normal. It’s not going to work like that.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientis