According to a recent FT article:
Doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford could be available for purchase in India as soon as March, according to one manufacturer, in the first sign that the sought-after jab will make its way on to the private market.
Once the job is approved for use, Serum will initially supply the Indian government but then expects to sell 20m-30m doses to private facilities, according to Adar Poonawalla, chief executive.
But that's going to be in March at the earliest. Are there locations where one can travel to receive the vaccine even sooner? The requirements are:
- The country in question must be open to tourism or at least medical tourism
- Any tourist should be able to obtain the COVID vaccine or at least any tourist over a certain age
- Its okay if the vaccine is still in the trial phase, as long as tourists are accepted into the trial
- Its okay if you have to pay to get the shot
NB: I am aware that traveling can be a risky activity during the pandemic, but for some people the chance to get vaccinated sooner could make the trip worth it. As an example, you might be a doctor or a nurse in a country which won't receive the vaccine for a long time.