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UK likely to offer Pfizer, AZ 3rd vaccine shot option - official

British COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Parliamentary Under-Secretary Nadhim Zahawi stated on Wednesday the United Kingdom will possibly offer the most vulnerable groups an option to receive the third "booster" shot Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE as well as AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University's vaccines against COVID-19.

Zahawi told Sky News the aim of such a move would be to investigate the possible beneficial effects of the third dose and which jab would offer the "best boost." Still, he underlined the country's health authorities are still probing the data and determining whether that option will be necessary and recommendable.

Zahawi's comments come shortly after Russia's VECTOR Institute announced it will start clinical trials to determine the consequences of giving the third shot of its vaccine against coronavirus, EpiVacCorona.

Breaking the News / JR