Safety and effectiveness
Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) follows international standards of safety.
Read more about the safety procedures and approval processes the vaccines will need to complete before being made available on the MHRA website.
How effective is the Covid-19 vaccine?
The vaccine has been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.
There is a small chance you might still get coronavirus even if you have the vaccine, which is why it is important to remember to stay home if you’re feeling unwell to avoid spreading the virus.
Read more about why vaccines are important.