UK signs deals with Pharma companies for 90 million doses of Covid 19 vaccine

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The United Kingdom has signed various deals for accessing around 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines that are under development. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said this on Monday, July 20.

The Indian-origin Cabinet Minister said the UK government agreed to significant partnerships with leading pharmaceutical and vaccine companies BioNTech/Pfizer and Valneva. These companies are already in path of developing vaccines against deadly Coronavirus.

He was quoted as saying that the government was trying its best to make sure that the people get access to safe and effective vaccine against Covid 19 at the earliest. The Minister said that the new partnership with the pharmaceutical companies will ensure that the country gets the best chance of securing a vaccine that protects those most at risk.

The Minister also mentioned that the signing up and participating in clinical studies will help to develop a vaccine at the earliest and end the pandemic.

He was quoted as saying that the government has As part of a number of pacts, the UK government says it has now secured access to three different types of COVID-19 vaccines. The UK has also secured access to treatments containing coronavirus neutralising antibodies from AstraZeneca for protecting people who cannot receive vaccines.

The UK government has also opened the vaccine registry website that allows the public to be part of the clinical trial. The UK government aims to get about five lakh people to sign for teh clinical trials.

The UK government is also known to be working with ZOE, the health science company using data driven research, to look at collaborating around vaccine studies. Meanwhile, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock was quoted as saying that the public should have to come

 

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