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    • May 1, 2021 5:44 PM BST
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      UK buys another 60 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

      The UK government has secured an extra 60 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, in a bid to strengthen plans for the autumn COVID-19 vaccination programme.
      The government is planning to use the additional doses in preparation for a booster programme based on clinical need ahead of winter.
      The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) added that the extra Pfizer/BioNTech jabs will be used alongside other approved vaccines as part of the booster programme.
      Details of the booster programme will be published in ‘due course’ and will be informed by advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the results of clinical trials in the UK testing different combinations of approved COVID-19 vaccines.
      “We are doing everything we can to make sure the most vulnerable are protected from COVID-19 now and in the future,” said Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi.
      “Our brilliant Vaccines Taskforce has secured an extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to support our booster programme, which will be developed in line with the advice of our experts.
      Read more: http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/uk_buys_another_60_million_doses_of_pfizerbiontech_vaccine_1368906

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