A fourth coronavirus vaccine is undergoing trials in the UK as the government places an order for 60 million doses. The Valneva vaccine is being developed in West Lothian and will initially be tested on 150 volunteers at four National Institute for Health Research sites across the UK.
With the government and the EU already placing an order for 60million doses each, trials are set to begin within months at sites in Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle and Southampton.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "As we take the monumental steps in rolling out the first Covid-19 vaccine, we must remember that we need to have a range of vaccines available to protect the British public now and long into the future. “Today we have more welcome news that