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COVID vaccine that can be easily stored is authorized by UK

COVID vaccine that can be easily stored is authorized by UK
The vaccine, developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University, is days away from distribution, according to officials.

The vaccine, which was developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University, becomes the second to be authorized by Britain, following one made by Pfizer and BioNTech that was approved earlier this month.A vial of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.(John Cairns/AP) Officials expect a single dose of the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine will provide considerable protection against the novel coronavirus.A volunteer in Oxford receives the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and a vaccine developed by Moderna that’s been authorized by United States officials have both shown to have efficacy rates of at least 94%.“The vaccination will start next week and we will get to 1 million — and beyond that — a week, very rapidly,” Pascal Soriot, the chief executive officer of AstraZeneca, told BBC Radio 4, noting that doses could start to ship as early as Wednesday or Thursday.

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