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Covid-19: Developer of Oxford vaccine says it may not be available for use by year-end

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Sarah Gilbert said the vaccine needs to work in late-stage trials, large quantities have to be produced and regulators must provide its licence quickly.
The coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom could be rolled out for public use by the end of the year, but there is no certainty that will happen, the lead developer of the vaccine Sarah Gilbert said on Tuesday, Reuters reported quoting her statements to BBC Radio. British medical journal The Lancet said in a study on Monday that the vaccine, called AZD1222, has been found to be safe, and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials in healthy volunteers. “The end of the year target for getting vaccine roll out, it’s a possibility but there’s absolutely no certainty about that because we need three things to happen,” Gilbert said. Gilbert said the vaccine needs to work in late-stage trials. Large quantities need to be produced, and regulators have to agree to licence it quickly for emergency use, she added.

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