Covid vaccine: When will the Oxford vaccine be ready?

Professor Van-Tam said of the Pfizer jab: “This is one where there are strict rules about the number of times the vaccine can be taken out of the fridge and moved into what we call ambient room temperatures, and so it is going to make it very very difficult, in fact not viable, to take it into individual people’s home if they are house-bound.”

He told BBC Breakfast that if the Government can, they “absolutely will” get the Pfizer jab into care homes, but stated the Oxford vaccine would be easier to roll out than the Pfizer vaccine.

Currently the UK has only approved the Pfizer vaccine for use, and the Government has secured 40 million doses of the vaccine.

As the vaccine is given in two doses, the UK currently has secured enough vaccines for 20 million people.


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