National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Sunday on New York AM 970 radio show “The Cats Roundtable” that the earliest there will be a vaccine for Zika will be 2018.
“We’re working on a vaccine here at NIH and elsewhere,” he told host John Catsimatidis. “We started the first of a phase I trial literally just two days ago. And right now we’re gonna take about three or four months to get that done and then we’ll do a big trial in areas where there are active transmissions. We’re working our way to a vaccine, but as you probably know, vaccines don’t get done in a few months. The earliest we’ll have a vaccine, at best if everything works, will be sometime in 2018.”
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