‘More than one vaccine’ will be available early in 2021, SAGE scientist says


More than one coronavirus vaccine will be available in the next three to six months, a government scientific adviser has told Sky News.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, who sits on the SAGE committee, said: “I think in the first quarter of next year we will have vaccines – will have more than one vaccine.”

He is expecting data on vaccines in November and December, pointing out that the UK has a “portfolio” of potential options.

He is also hopeful that treatments will begin to make a big difference in the new year.

His optimism echoes that of Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, who has reportedly said a mass rollout of the jab being created at the University of Oxford and manufactured by AstraZeneca could happen around the turn of the year.

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