Britain places order for 9 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine
New Delhi : Britain has signed a deal to procure 90 million doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines from the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech alliance and French group Valneva, Reuters reported.
The report mentioned that Britain has secured 30 million doses of the experimental BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, and a deal in principle for 60 million doses of the Valneva vaccine.
BioNtech is developing a potential coronavirus vaccine in cooperation with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Currently across the world, more than 150 vaccines are under human trial to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, US biotech firm Moderna said it would start the final stage of human trials for its vaccine candidate on July 27. It said it had had promising results from earlier testing. Up to 30,000 Americans are expected to take part in the trials.
Researchers in the United States had earlier reported that Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study.