Coronavirus update: Pregnant women now permitted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

“This, alongside the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, is yet another big step forward in tackling the virus.”

What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?

To be rolled out from Monday, January 4, as confirmed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, what is there to know about this new vaccine?

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) is made from a weakened version of a common cold virus (adenovirus), explained Oxford University.

The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 has been genetically changed so that it’s “impossible for it to grow in humans”.


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