Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trial team is ‘absolutely on track’ and the vaccine could be available as early as September, David Carpenter, Chairman of the Berkshire Research Ethics Committee, which approved the Oxford trial has said. This comes as a big breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus. ‘The Lancet’ medical journal has confirmed that it would be publishing early-stage human trial data from the Oxford team on Monday. “Nobody can put final dates… things might go wrong but the reality is that by working with a big pharma company, that vaccine could be fairly widely available around September and that is the sort of target they are working on,” David Carpenter said. The vaccine development, by the university’s Jenner Institute, is being supported by the UK government and AstraZeneca, which will support the production phase. Oxford’s potential Coronavirus Vaccine has been licensed to AstraZeneca. Oxford’s extremely promising breakthrough on coronavirus vaccine Researchers at the University of Oxford believe they may have a breakthrough in their search for a COVID-19 vaccine after the team discovered that the jab could provide “double protection” against the deadly coronavirus following early-stage human trials, according to media reports in the UK.