The UK Government is supporting the development of COVID-19 vaccines, including two innovative UK vaccine candidates. In this article, we describe the history of these candidates and introduce innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and national capabilities that are working to combat the current pandemic and improve the UK’s vaccine…
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UK’s Vaccine Taskforce
An independent review has outlined the achievements of the UK's Vaccine Taskforce, finding it worked "at great pace" to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to patients.
After purchasing an additional two million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the UK will now receive a total of 357 million doses of vaccines from seven developers.
The government has entered partnerships with Pfizer and Valneva to secure doses of several promising COVID-19 vaccines and secured COVID-19 neutralising antibody treatments from AstraZeneca.