Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms UK has secured 5m doses of 95% effective Moderna vaccine
The UK will have access to five million doses of the Moderna vaccine if it is approved, Matt Hancock announced.
The firm has claimed a 94.5% effectiveness against the illness for the vaccine, although it is not expected to be available in the UK before spring 2021.
At a Downing Street press conference the Health Secretary said the preliminary results for the vaccine were “excellent news”.
“Although I stress that this is preliminary, the safety data is limited and their production facilities are not yet at scale,” he added.
Mr Hancock said the government had secured an “initial agreement” for five million doses.
This comes after the government secured 40 million doses of the 90% effective Pfizer vaccine.