HealthDay News — French drugmaker Sanofi has shortened its timeline to get a COVID-19 vaccine on the market.

Sanofi and partner GlaxoSmithKline previously said the earliest they would have a vaccine available would be in the latter half of next year, The New York Times reported.

But Sanofi, which is testing two types of COVID-19 vaccines, said Tuesday that it may be able to get a vaccine approved by regulators as early as the first half of 2021.

However, “such fast-tracking and intense scale of vaccine production is totally unprecedented,” and the future is unknown, Padmini Pillai, an immunologist at MIT, told The Times.


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