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Covid vaccine work to be spread across UK ‘as far as possible’


Business secretary Alok Sharma justifies £100 million investment in Essex vaccine manufacturing centre

Work on developing a Covid-19 vaccine will be spread across the UK “as far as possible” as part of the government’s levelling-up agenda, business secretary Alok Sharma has said.

In a letter addressed to the chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology select committee, Greg Clark, published on 29 September, Sharma said the government remained committed to the levelling-up agenda and that the government’s Vaccine Taskforce “has sought to distribute vaccine-manufacturing capability across the UK as far as possible”.

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