Czechs working on coronavirus vaccine
The State Institute of Public Health (SZÚ), the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (ÚHKT), and the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) are working together on a COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health announced at a press conference today.
“The development of the disease may be such that a second or third wave awaits us. It is better to be prepared,” said Health Minister Adam Vojtech.
The ministry says it is prepared to fund the development of a vaccine, estimated in the tens of millions of crowns.
Teams of scientists in Europe, Asia, and the United States are currently working on coronavirus vaccines. So far, there is no cure for COVID-19. European
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hopes scientists could develop the vaccine by the end of the year. However, the World Health Organization says the earliest a vaccine will be available is in a year.