Oxford scientists say the coronavirus vaccine they are working on could be approved, mass-produced and launched across the UK within six months – if not faster.
The move would protect the entire country from Covid-19 until Easter.
According to The timesNew rules would allow larger numbers of people to give the vaccine, which speeds up the process.
There would also be drive-through vaccination centers where the military would be called in to help
A government source told The Times, “We’ll see you six months closer and it will likely be a lot shorter.”
It is likely that the elderly and vulnerable will be vaccinated first – alongside key workers such as the NHS and medical workers.
The drug, being developed at Oxford University with Astrazeneca, is the most advanced to be supported by the UK government.
Human experiments have been taking place since April.
Getting everyone vaccinated in six months would require 600,000 thrusts a day.