British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it had been "fantastic news" that data on Monday showed that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca with Oxford University might be up to 90% effective and reduce its transmission."These figures show that the vaccine within the right dosage are often up to 90% effective," he told Sky News, after an announcement from AstraZeneca.
"We've got 100 million doses on order and will all that go well, the majority of the rollout are going to be within the New Year ."Hancock said AstraZeneca, Oxford and therefore the medicine regulator would need to study the results to ascertain how best to administer the vaccine once it had been found to be safe.
"One of the items that regulator will got to check out is whether or not the programme for a way the doses are done which may cause the 90% effectiveness figure, whether that's the acceptable thanks to take the Oxford vaccine forward," he told BBC TV.He also said there was evidence within the report that the vaccine could reduce transmission of the disease."Now in fact that might be excellent news if confirmed, because obviously what we would like to try to to isn't only stop people from getting the disease but also stop its transmission," he said.