Bangladesh, Sept. 17 -- Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield said it will be the late second quarter or third quarter of 2021 before a COVID-19 vaccine is generally available to the American public.

The CDC Director came up with the information on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

During a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Redfield said he thought that there would be a vaccine initially available sometime between November and December, but "very limited supply and will have to be prioritized."

"If you're asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of vaccines to get back to our regular life, I think we're probably look...