The government has secured an additional 20 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which has 95% efficacy, according to tests.
As the announcement came The government has appointed a minister, Nadeem Jahabi, responsible for the national deployment of Jabber.
Total number of Motner vaccine doses per order From US pharmaceutical companies Now seven million – enough for 3.5 million people in the UK.
Jobs dosage may begin in the spring, but it may not be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).
The Oxford and AstraZeneca Jab Can be added in a few weeks if approved by the MHRA, the UK has around 100 million doses.
There are also 40 million doses Pfizer and Bioentech Vaccine on order, which has been shown to be about 95% effective.
Mr Jahavi, who is also a business minister, said he was happy to be in charge when the vaccine rollout happened.
“A big responsibility and a big operational challenge but we are absolutely committed to ensuring that vaccines can be implemented quickly to save lives and livelihoods.”
Kate Bingham, chair of the government’s Vaccine Task Force, said: “Since its inception in June, one of the Vaccines Task Force’s most important goals has been to secure access to the most promising vaccines across a wide range of technologies.
“The modern vaccine has been a significant addition to our portfolio and the additional two million doses of protection further enhance the protection we can give the public to end the epidemic.”
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Every week, we receive more positive news about the range of vaccines being developed, and thanks to the work of our taskforce the UK has pre-ordered millions of more improved doses from those companies.
“With a wide range of vaccine candidates in our portfolio, we should seek approval from our drug regulators, starting with those who will benefit the most and are ready to place a vaccine.”
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