Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


In just over eight months the Vaccine Task Force identified, procured and deployed the first vaccines in the world.  Half the UK population have had a vaccine and supplies continue. In addition to successfully tackling what was widely believed to be an unachievable ask within unachievable timescales, the adversities overcome include worldwide material shortages, port closures, Brexit and EU export restrictions. This rainbow procurement team of Industry, Government and Academics’ achievements speak for themselves with more than 10,000 lives in the UK now being saved, the economy reopening and the ability to reunite family and friends now a reality.