'We could have some vaccines available by the end of the year' - Chair of the UK Covid-19 vaccine task force
Chair of the UK's Covid-19 vaccine task force today told Good Morning Britain that coronavirus vaccines could be available by the 'end of the year.'
The government announced that it had secured early access to 90 million coronavirus vaccines today and is asking for 500,000 volunteers to help with trials.
Kate Bingham said a best-case scenario could see a vaccine for coronavirus being administered before 2021 but most likely it would take until next year.
Bingham, who heads up the UK's Covid-19 vaccine task force, also outlined that four groups would be prioritised for the new vaccines: the elderly, which includes people over 50, the clinically vulnerable, some ethnic minorities and frontline workers.