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Good News As Covid-19 Vaccine Sets To Arrive By January

Webster Momanyi



Photo: Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi

Relatively two months from now, the world will be at relieve as the longly and eagerly awaited corona virus vaccine is set to be availed.

According to AstraZeneca, the leading company in drug making, efforts are being made in developing the vaccine and avail it within the stipulated and shortest time possible to curb the spread of the corona virus pandemic, that has turned the leading cause of mortality rates among countries.

The Swedish drugmakers in collaboration with Oxford University have reported that the vaccine is in the last trial stages in the United States and the United Kingdom, to check on its effectiveness, after which it will undergo regulatory releasing and safety approval for official and widespread use.

Further, the company has said that it will use the remaining months for analyzing data and results from the trial tests that will in turn facilitate the rate of its production upon approval by the government and health authorities.

According AstraZeneca Chief Executive Officer, Pascal Soriot, there could be adequate supply of the vaccine on January, around the world.

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“We will be ready to supply hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines around the world starting January,” he said according to cbsnews.

Despite the earlier negative response of one patient to the vaccine, the company has been on forefront in ensuring the availability of the vaccine in standard conditions.

In line to the vaccine, the company reported that it will be producing antibodies for immunization against any possible future outbreak of the corona virus pandemic.

The company further, gave an assurance of providing the vaccines on a non profit basis to developing countries and at small fee for the developed countries, to facilitate its operations.


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