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COVID-19 Rapid Summary: Immune response and vaccine development

30 June 2020

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is producing rapid summaries of oral evidence sessions, aimed at providing the public with the latest information on the Science of COVID-19.


This summary covers two evidence panels on Tuesday 23 June, where we heard from experts including those leading key vaccine development projects in the UK, about the immune response to the virus and the development of vaccines.

The transcript and recording of this meeting can be found at the following:

Chair's comments

Chair of the Committee, Lord Patel, said:

"There is great hope of a vaccine against COVID-19 due to the growing understanding of the immune response, and the unprecedented cooperation among scientist worldwide and between academics and industry that is accelerating vaccine development."

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