Positive results from phase III trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines have been announced this month. First came data from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, with both reporting an impressive more than 90% efficacy for their mRNA vaccines. Next was Oxford University/AstraZeneca, which announced an overall efficacy of 70%, with one regimen achieving 90% protection from COVID-19 symptoms.
The UK government has pre-ordered 145 million of these vaccines altogether and there are plans to begin a massive vaccination programme as soon as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency gives the green light to Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca, both of which have doses ready to go.
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