Another vaccine has now been approved for use in the UK. Let’s bring in Skys million, which is in the NEWSROOM for us this afternoon and tell us what it is. Melena, it’s yet another tool in the fight against Kobe. The Johnson vaccine manufactured by Johnson and Johnson has just been approved by the UK regulator. It is found to have been highly effective in preventing disease overall, up to 67 percent effective in preventing covid-19 infections. It is also very efficient when it comes to preventing severe disease that goes up to eighty-five percent in preventing people from getting quite badly ill and admitted to hospital.
And what’s particularly good about it is that like the AstraZeneca vaccine, it can be stored at frigid temperatures from within to eight degrees Celsius and easily transported. That makes it quite good for use in care homes, those types of settings. And we also know that the UK has ordered 20 million doses of this vaccine. It will be available later on in the year in all four nations.