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Research and analysis: UK government Vaccines Taskforce (VTF): 2020 achievements and future strategy

The UK government Vaccines Taskforce (VTF) was established to drive forward, expedite and co-ordinate efforts to ensure that the UK population would have access to a clinically safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19.

The VTF was asked to:

  • build a portfolio of promising vaccines for the UK
  • ensure successful vaccines will be distributed internationally
  • reinforce long-term vaccine capability to prepare for future pandemics

This interim report outlines the progress VTF has made this year under Kate Bingham’s leadership, to secure vaccines for the UK, working internationally to develop and increase access to vaccines, and building the UK’s capability in vaccine development.