SCIENTISTS at the UK’s top lab are being given an extra £29million to speed up development of jabs against Covid variants. Ministers are pumping
SCIENTISTS at the UK’s top lab are being given an extra £29million to speed up development of jabs against Covid variants.
Ministers are pumping cash into Public Health England’s state-of-the-art facility in Porton Down, Wilts, where new strains of the virus are being studied.
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Ministers are pumping cash into Public Health England’s state-of-the-art facility in Porton Down to speed up the development of jabs against Covid variants[/caption]
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the lab will “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants”.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi added: “Our vaccination programme has saved thousands of lives.
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“This funding will ensure our vaccines are effective against any future variants of concern.”
Officials are planning to offer vulnerable Brits a third booster jab against variants from September.