UK scientists to immunise hundreds with coronavirus vaccine.
Shattock said he was optimistic the Imperial vaccine would work, but must await the scientific data from the trial.
Scientists at Imperial College London say they are immunizing hundreds of people with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an early trial after seeing no worrying safety problems in a small number vaccinated so far.
The cost of making the vaccine, which was developed by Oxford University, is expected to be offset by funding from the governments.
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca repeated its promise not to profit from a COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic as it reported it was on track with late-stage trials for the treatment.
NHS Covid19 vaccine research registry will help large numbers of people be recruited into the trials over the coming months, potentially leading to an effective vaccine being identified and made available to the UK public against coronavirus.