UK Covid-19 vaccinations: Latest figures
The team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is reportedly assessing the possibility of creating tablets or nasal sprays to replace jabs in the future.
Lead researcher Professor Sarah Gilbert told MPs her team was “thinking about second generation formulations of vaccines” which could replace injections, but warned they would “take time to develop”.
She said nasal sprays, which are already used for flu vaccines, and oral vaccinations “would have a lot of benefits for vaccine rollout”.
It comes after a major U-turn which will see all adults with a learning disability offered a vaccine amid new advice from experts, in a huge win for disability charities and campaigners.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has issued guidance saying that any adult on the GP Learning Disability Register should be prioritised for vaccination due to the risk of severe disease from Covid-19.
Meanwhile, UK travel companies have…