New Oxford/AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine To 'Make Holidays Possible' From 1st May 2021
Author: Tom Dingley | Wednesday 30th December 2020
The new Oxford/AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine will allow people to go on holidays by 1st May 2021, according to a travel industry expert.
The government has announced that a coronavirus vaccine developed my pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for a mass rollout. A leading travel industry expert claims that "Holidays will be back on with certainty by 1st May 2021".
The vaccine will cost £3 per dose and will be rolled out beginning next week. Studies currently show that whilst it is significantly less effective than the Pfizer vaccine - 62% compared to Pfizer's 95% - protection from the Oxford vaccine was boosted if the strength of the first dose was halved.
It has been reported that the UK has ordered 100million doses of the new vaccine - enough for the UK's adult population - and people will need two doses each, the second of which can be administered up to 12 weeks after the first. This vaccine can be refrigerated and is easier to transport than the Pfizer vaccine which has to be kept above -70 degrees celsius.
Hopefully this vaccine can begin to lead us back into some sort of normality again for 2021 and we can make next year a much better year than 2020.