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Coronavirus vaccine could be available in Britain in just six months’ time

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 SEVERAL vaccines are being developed and could be available in six months, MPs heard yesterday.

Prof Andrew Pollard, from Oxford University told the Commons science and technology committee it depended on trials going well and production sites being expanded.

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But he admitted a timescale of 12 to 18 months was more likely.

The jabs would protect high risk groups such as the sick and elderly currently being shielded at home.

MPs asked if 12 months was the earliest possible timescale for a vaccine.


Prof Pollard said: “The estimates of one year to 18 months would certainly be very likely.

“I think it’s certainly possible with some candidates to be much, much sooner, maybe even this year.

“I believe that six months is possible, but it needs a lot of things to fall in place in order for that to happen.”

Prof Andrew Pollard, from Oxford University, filled the Commons science and technology committee with a bit of hope with the vaccination news

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