Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Government scientists have revealed a successful Covid-19 vaccine could be on the horizon

Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Government scientists have revealed a successful Covid-19 vaccine could be on the horizon

Manchester news  Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news
21 September 2020 - 12:24

Breaking News ! A successful vaccine that will protect against the novel coronavirus could be available to the most vulnerable by the end of 2020. The most recent data shows fewer than 8% of the population has already contracted Covid-19, with hope now being pinned on a potential vaccine to halt the spread. Although a firm date has yet to be announced, the government's top scientists have said that a vaccine could be ready for roll out to certain groups of people as soon as the end of the year. In an urgent briefing on Monday morning, chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said there is “good progress being made” on developing a vaccine, adding: “Many vaccines now have shown they generate an immune response of a type that ought to be protective. “We don’t yet know they will work but there is increasing evidence that is pointing in the right direction and it is possible that some vaccine could be available before the end of the year in small amounts for certain groups. “Much more likely that we’ll see vaccines becoming available over the first half of next year, again not certain but pointed in the right direction, which then of course gives the possibility of a different approach to this virus.” Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE UK updates as Professor Chris Whitty to address nation today Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N. The UK currently has a number of different potential Covid-19 vaccines in development. And of the 200 in progress globally, six of these are now in the final stages of testing ahead of release. Any vaccine will be subject to regulation by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) before licensing, and before any decision on who would get priority.

. Health secretary Matt Hancock appeared on This Morning ahead of today's briefing, where he also confirmed that positive progress has been made - and reiterated the potential roll-out time frame. Read More Related Articles Coronavirus deaths WILL increase says UK chief medical officer in stark warning ahead of new lockdown rules Read More Related Articles The coronavirus rules and restrictions you can be fined for - and how much When questioned about the vaccine, Mr Hancock says he calls it the "cavalry" and that "the cavalry is coming." He added: "The scientists are doing an amazing job and the regulators who have got to check that it is completely safe. "We saw that it was paused a couple of weeks ago and that was because it they are determined to make sure it is safe." The Health Secretary was referring to the Oxford vaccine trial which has since resumed after a participant fell ill. Pushed on the possible time scale for a successful vaccine, the heath secretary added: "For the mass roll out we are talking about the first bit of next year if all goes well. "Hopefully in the first few months. "There's still a chance of it coming on stream before Christmas but we have then go to roll it out and the first people who will get it are the people who are most vulnerable - the people in care homes." Get breaking news first on the free Manchester Evening News app - download it here for your Apple or Android device. You can also get a round-up of the biggest stories sent direct to your inbox every day with the MEN email newsletter - subscribe here . And you can follow us on Facebook here .

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Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news


Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news


Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news


Manchester news Covid-19 vaccines could be available 'by the end of the year' Manchester united news

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