MYTH: A vaccine for COVID-19 has already been developed, or was developed years ago

More than 100 research groups around the world are working to find a vaccine to prevent Covid-19. A few vaccines are being tested in humans but these clinical trials are in the early stages with not enough information to say yet if they work or not. Many people hope that a vaccine will be available soon, even by the end of 2020 but it takes a lot of time to test vaccines for safety and efficacy, and then to manufacture millions of vaccines, so there is no guarantee that one will be available this year or even in 2021. It’s important to know there is no vaccine currently available so that you and your community do not have a false sense of security. Protect yourself and your family from infection by following the physical distancing and infection control guidelines.