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Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine launched

16:02 07 January in Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Healthcare, News, Oxfordshire, Sponsors, Talent and Innovation, Uncategorized

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 has started being rolled out across the UK.

The collaboration follows a partnership agreement between Oxford University and AstraZeneca who worked at an accelerated rate to protect against Covid-19.

Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, said:

“The rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine marks a historic moment in the UK’s fight against COVID-19. We are thrilled with this news, which highlights the strength, and is a testament to the talent, skills and innovative nature of the Life Sciences sector in the Thames Valley.”

 

Professor Pollard said:

“It was an incredibly proud moment for me to have received the actual vaccine that the University of Oxford and the AstraZeneca teams have worked so hard to make available to the UK and the world.’

“As a paediatrician specialising in infections, I know how important it is that healthcare workers along with other priority groups are protected as soon as possible – a crucial role in defeating this terrible disease.”

 

Chief Nursing Officer of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sam Foster, who administered the first Oxford Vaccine this morning, said:

“It was a real privilege to be able to deliver the first Oxford Vaccine at the Churchill Hospital here in Oxford, just a few hundred metres from where it was developed.

“We look forward to vaccinating many more patients and health and care staff with the Oxford vaccine in the coming weeks which will make a huge difference to people living in the communities we serve and the staff who care for them in our hospitals.”

 

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