We'll have more than one vaccine in 2021 - UK expert

Sunday, 18. October 2020 11:08

Member of the United Kingdom's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) Sir Jeremy Farrar (pictured) told Sky News on Sunday he believed more than one vaccine against coronavirus would be available in the first trimester of 2021.

"The UK is in an extraordinarily strong position – the vaccine task force that Kate Bingham chairs [at Oxford University] has done an absolutely extraordinary job," Farrar said. "Vaccines come in all different styles and approaches, and Britain has got a portfolio of vaccines, through which more than one, I'm sure, will come through in the first quarter of next year."

The clinical trials in Britain for the candidate vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University recently resumed after being briefly paused, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying the medicine would "most likely" be available in 2021. Meanwhile, Oxford added Regeneron's investigational anti-viral antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 as a part of its collaboration with the company.

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