Jabbed! Inside Britain's Vaccine Triumph

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The inside story of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce and their race against time to secure vaccines as Covid-19 death rates soared

Channel 4 tells the untold story of the government’s Vaccine Taskforce – the crack team responsible for finding, funding and procuring vaccines in one of the biggest public health gambles in UK government history.

For the first time on TV, this specialist team of experts, led by pharmaceutical venture capitalist Kate Bingham, give a blow by blow account of their race against time to secure the right vaccines as death rates soared.

Over the critical six month period from May to December last year, they rapidly assessed the potential of hundreds of Covid-19 vaccines, gambling hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on vaccines before they knew if any of them actually worked. Members of the team also reveal their frustration at European governments and their treatment of the AstraZeneca supply issues and the controversy over the link to potentially fatal blood clots.

Producer & Director Jamie Lochhead
Executive Producer David Dugan
Head of Development Leesa Rumley
Development Producer Helen Miller
Editors Alastair Auld , Sarjit Bains
Director of Photography Julian Schwanitz
Shooting Assistant Producer Daniel Douglas
Production Manager Eva Robins
Additional Photography Johnny Shipley
Researcher Cassia Price
Production Coordinator Darren O'Hagan
Archive Producer Tracey Li

Winner of Best News and Current Affairs at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021
Nominated for Health & Life Sciences Journalism Award at the British Journalism Awards 2021
Finalist at the New York Festivals of TV & Film 2022