Covid-19: Vaccine Production - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:18 pm on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Conservative 12:18 pm, 17th June 2021

My Lords, as my noble friend has said, ramping up production of vaccines is key in the medium and long term but, in the short term, rich countries such as ours have been fortunate enough to be able to buy sufficient vaccines to vaccinate our population many times over. The 100 million doses the UK has now committed is a welcome first step, but 70 million will not be distributed until next year. Given that we will have fully vaccinated our adult population by the end of the summer, can my noble friend look again at the timing of our contribution?