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Investigation into preparations for potential COVID-19 vaccines

This is National Audit Office's first report on the preparations for COVID-19 vaccines and covers the period from April to 8 December 2020. It examines government’s progress in securing potential vaccines and determining how they will be deployed to the public.

NAO undertook this review in real-time while government has been making decisions and responding to various challenges.

NAO's aim is to provide Parliament and the public with an independent account of the challenges facing government at this stage and how they are being addressed. This report covers:

  • government’s approach to identifying potential vaccines (Part One);
  • government’s progress to date (Part Two);
  • how government is organising itself to work at pace (Part Three); and
  • challenges government needs to manage as it deploys the vaccine (Part Four).

Read NAO Report