The comments made by Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 16 November 2020.
Today’s announcement is excellent news and an encouraging step forward in our fight against COVID-19.
We have moved swiftly to secure 5 million doses of this hugely promising vaccine meaning we are even better placed to vaccinate everyone who will benefit should the rigorous safety standards be met.
But we are not there yet. Until science can make us safe, we must remain vigilant and keep following the rules that we know can keep this virus under control.