Waiting for a Vaccine


Creating a vaccine is not easy. Historically, vaccines have taken on average between 10 to 15 years to develop and distribute. But with modern technology, doctors, scientists and drug companies are trying to perfect a working vaccine to battle Covid-19 in less than a year.  Will their efforts be successful?  According to media reports, more than 100 vaccines and treatments are currently in the testing stages — and several are now very close to being approved by the CDC.  So there’s reason to be optimistic that lives could be saved, and life will get back to normal. 

But that raises another questions:  Will you take the vaccine when it comes out? WMS teacher Ms. Thomas said she will take the vaccine “after approval from top doctors.” Ms. Warden, another teacher, agreed; but cautioned that if they rush the process, they will have to do much more research on the vaccine before she takes it.

In the coming months, American officials are hoping to approve and vaccinate everyone in the country who wants it.  But until it’s ready, remember to wash your hands, stay six feet away and wear a mask at all times when in public.