Will you take the Covid-19 vaccine when you are offered it?
The NHS is on standby to roll out a coronavirus vaccine from December, with people in the UK likely to be among the first in the world to receive the jab.
The two front-runners in the Covid-19 vaccine race are US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, which is working with German biotech company BioNTech, and Oxford University, working with AstraZeneca.
Preliminary findings from Pfizer suggest its jab is more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19.
Data on the Oxford vaccine, which is in phase three of clinical trials, is expected within weeks.
The UK Government has secured 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with about 10 million of these to arrive before the end of this year.
England’s deputy chief medical officer has said he would be “at the front of the queue” if he could to show that Covid-19 jabs are safe, as he offered to work weekends and evenings to vaccinate people himself.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said Britain is poised for the “most important vaccination programme we’ve done for decades” and has even told his own mother to be ready to get her vaccine.
Mr Hancock said the military and NHS staff were on standby to roll out a vaccine across the UK from the start of December, and will work “seven days a week” to do so.
It will be delivered through care homes, GPs and pharmacists, as well as “go-to” vaccination centres set up in venues such as sports halls.
Mr Hancock said the UK will be among the first countries in the world able to do this.
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