The UK government has secured an additional two million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The trials for this vaccine suggest a 95% effectiveness.
The announcement came as the government-appointed a minister, Nadhim Zahawi, responsible for the national deployment of the jabs.
The total number of Moderna vaccine doses on order from the US pharmaceutical company is now seven million which is enough for 3.5 million people in the UK.
Skynews is reporting that doses of the jab could begin in the Spring, but it has yet to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
The Oxford and AstraZeneca jab could be rolled out within weeks if approved by the agency, with the UK having close to 100 million doses on order.
There are also 40 million doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine on order by the UK government.