A coronavirus vaccine will be widely available in the US to any adult who wants it by the start of summer, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel predicted Sunday.
“What I believe is that by Memorial Day, in the US, anybody who wants a vaccine will get a safe and efficacious vaccine,” Bancel said in an interview with Business Insider. Memorial Day, the US holiday that marks the unofficial start of summer, takes place May 31 next year.
The upstart Massachusetts biotech on Monday said its vaccine candidate was highly effective at preventing COVID-19. A week earlier, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech also announced success with their shot.