UK Secures Access To 90 Million Doses Of 'promising' Coronavirus Vaccine

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The UK Government has secured early access to 90 million vaccine doses to protect the UK from coronavirus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In addition, treatments containing Covid-19-neutralising antibodies have been secured to protect those who cannot receive vaccines.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The vaccine doses are from the BioNTech/Pfizer alliance and Valneva while the antibodies have been secured from AstraZeneca.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The public are being urged to sign up to a new NHS website to make it quicker and easier for potential volunteers to join vital studies that could help save lives – the aim is to get 500,000 people signed up by October.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma today, the Government has agreed significant partnerships with leading pharmaceutical and vaccine companies BioNTech/Pfizer and Valneva that are developing innovative new vaccines to protect people against Covid-19.

The Government has also secured access to treatments containing Covid-19-neutralising antibodies from AstraZeneca to protect those who cannot receive vaccines such as cancer and immunocompromised patients.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could have access to enough doses to vaccinate and protect priority groups such as frontline health and social care workers and those at increased health risk.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The Government has now secured access to three different types of Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed here and around the world.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

This news gives the UK the most likely chance of getting access to a safe and effective vaccine at the quickest speed.(Wapbaze_Copyright)


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