Vastavam web: A major hospital in UK capital London was told to prepare to get the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc as early as next month. In its report, the hospital staff were told to be ready to receive the coronavirus vaccine ‘from the week commencing November 2’. Earlier in October another report, they said a mass roll-out of the Oxford vaccine could be completed in as little as three months.
Scientists working on the Oxford vaccine hope it could be approved by regulators before the start of next year, with some health officials estimating that every adult could receive a dose within six months. Meanwhile, British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc has resumed the US trial of the Oxford vaccine after approval by regulators. The trial was paused on September 6 after a report of a serious neurological illness in the company’s UK trial. AstraZeneca has a contract to provide vaccine to the United States and other countries after it is cleared by regulators.