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COVID vaccine unlikely to be deployed widely in Britain before spring - adviser

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There is unlikely to be a vaccine against the coronavirus that is in widespread use in Britain before the spring next year, government chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday.

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - There is unlikely to be a vaccine against the coronavirus that is in widespread use in Britain before the spring next year, government chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday.

"(It's) unlikely we'll have a vaccine for any sort of widespread use in the community, before at least spring next year," Vallance told lawmakers.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; writing by Alistair Smout; editing by William James)

((alistair.smout@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 7064; Reuters Messaging: alistair.smout.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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