Healthcare When can we expect a COVID-19 vaccine? Updated : June 10, 2020 12:42 PM IST A successful vaccine against this novel virus would take from a year to eighteen months to become widely available. A range of approaches in vaccine development are being employed by multiple research teams globally. In non-pandemic periods, a new vaccine can take up to ten years to develop and get approved. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.