Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

The first phase of the University of Oxford trial began in April, with 1,000 people given the jab.The first phase of the University of Oxford trial began in April, with 1,000 people given the jab.

Now, more than 10,200 adults, including over 70s and five- to 12-year-olds - will be enrolled in the study, to see the effects on their immune system.

appear to have given them protection against the disease.

The scientists behind it have previously said they are aiming to have at least a million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by September this year.

But the UK government has repeatedly said there are no guarantees - and a vaccine could still be some way off.

And most experts still estimate it will take 12 to 18 months to develop and manufacture a vaccine.

Adults in the trial will receive one or two doses of either the new vaccine - ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 - or another licensed vaccine.

Researchers will then compare the number of infections in both groups.

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