Funding the Vaccination programme

Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an extra £1.65 billion for our Covid vaccine programme – helping to maintain the momentum of the rollout as we work to reach our target of offering a vaccine to every adult by the end of July.

  • The speed at which Britain's vaccine programme has progressed has been extraordinary and we want to thank everyone involved for their efforts – but we must ensure we keep up the momentum. 
  • That is why the government is putting an extra £1.65 billion into the programme, as well as pledging £22 million of existing funding into a trial to establish whether if using different vaccine doses could offer more flexibility, and £5 million for the Centre for Process Innovation to acquire a library of vaccines to use in its work against different variants. 
  • This funding will help meet the target of offering a vaccine to every adult in the UK  by 31 July and help us to lift restrictions, reopen our economy and focus our attention on creating jobs and levelling up every part of the UK.


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