Ministers have bought 114million more doses of coronavirus vaccines that can be tweaked to protect against new variants.
The Department of Health said they ‘accelerated’ the signing of the new contracts in light of the newly discovered Omicron strain.
The deal suggests ministers are preparing to boost the nation’s immunity for at least the next two winters.
Moderna will supply 60million additional doses and Pfizer/BioNTech 54million.
This is on top of the 35million additional doses of Pfizer/BioNTech jabs ordered in August for delivery in the second half of next year, and the 60million Novavax and 7.5million GSK/Sanofi doses expected in 2022.
The new deal – negotiated by the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce – ensures access to modified vaccines if they are needed to combat Omicron or future variants of concern.
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