UK could be ready to deploy a Covid19 vaccine by December: Britain’s Health Secretary

News Desk

The Health Secretary of United Kingdom (UK), Matt Hancock has said that the NHS was instructed to prepare for the possible deployment of a Coronavirus vaccine at the start of December.

According to details, the Health Secretary has stated these while talking to Sky News. He said, “I’ve asked the NHS but the NHS are very much leading this effort for deploying the vaccine – I’ve asked them to be ready from the start of December.”

Matt Hancock has further stated that the hopeful stand-by order comes with all the caveats, since the formula is yet to be fully tested and licensed, but the country should be ready to roll it out, if those hurdles are overcome quickly.

While talking to BBC later, the Britain Health Secretary has said that the vaccine was meant for adults and not children. He said that vaccination will start with elderly people and go down the age groups.

According to Hancock the British government has no plans to make vaccination mandatory or to prioritize ethnic minorities.

It is to be mention here that a report by Pfizer and BioNTech has said earlier that their Covid19 vaccine had proven to be 90 percent effective during clinical trials.