UK minister says: there are concerns about vaccine protection against S.African variant

PUBLISHED: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 07:17:43 GMT

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday there were concerns about how effective the COVID-19 vaccines might be against the highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus discovered in South Africa.

“There are concerns that the South African one in particular – about how effective the vaccine would be against it – so we simply cannot take chances,” Shapps told Sky. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kate Holton)

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