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Who will get a coronavirus vaccine first? Here’s what experts say

Who will get a coronavirus vaccine first? Here’s what experts say”

He said all participants in phase one of the Oxford University clinical trial had received their vaccine doses earlier in the week, and are now being monitored.

If effective and safe, 30 million doses of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine candidates could be ready for use in the United Kingdom by September.

The center would be responsible for manufacturing huge consignment of vaccine until a bigger facility dubbed "the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC)", becomes operational at the Harwell Science and innovation campus in Oxford by next summer.

".in spite of the tireless efforts of our scientist, it is possible that we may never find a successful coronavirus vaccine", Sharma said during the daily press brief inLondon.

While the announcement will be seen as a boost to hopes of finding a vaccine, Boris Johnson earlier cautioned that there was still a lot to do and that the search may never be successful.

TV doctor Michael Mosley visited Porton Down lab where vaccines being developed by Oxford University and Imperial College London researchers are being tested.

The UK recently made a development towards this initiative when it announced that it would construct a £38 million facility to mass produce a COVID-19 vaccine which is now under trial.

"Looking towards an autumn deadline is great, but we need to realise that there is probably going to be more work to do and be may be looking at next year".

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Experts say the vaccine may be first given to the people most at risk of contracting the coronavirus or developing serious symptoms if infected.

AstraZeneca says 30 million of these could be ready by September.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said the UK's work on a vaccine is "progressing well" but there are no certainties that one will be actually be found.

"The speed at which Oxford University has designed and organised these complex trials is genuinely unprecedented".

He added that a licensing agreement had been reached with AstraZeneca allowing for the manufacture of 30 million doses to be available by September.

If the vaccine is successful, the 30 million doses would be enough to immunize almost half of Britain's population. There are now just 7060 active Australian COVID-19 cases, while the death toll stands at 99.

He said the additional research funding would help with the mass production of the vaccine so that if trials are successful "we have dosages to start vaccinating the United Kingdom population straight away".

"The centre, which is already under construction, will have capacity to produce enough vaccine doses to serve the entire United Kingdom population in as little as six months".

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