The UK has secured an agreement over 90m doses of potential vaccines against the coronavirus.
Scots will be among those in the UK to get early access to two vaccines produced by US biotech company Novavax and pharmaceutical business Janssen, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson.
Around 340m doses of six different potential Covid-19 vaccines have been secured by the UK Government in the fight against the virus.
Under the new agreements, 60m of those will be of the Novavax vaccine and 30m come from Janssen.
Experts have warned that most of the vaccines on trial are likely to fail, but they remain confident in finding one that will be most effective in stopping Covid-19.
Kate Bingham, chair of the Government’s Vaccines Taskforce, said: “The issue is we don't know which if any of these vaccines may work, because there have been no vaccines against any human coronavirus.
"So what we're doing is we've chosen six of the most promising vaccines across four different vaccine types and we're hoping that one of those will work.
"It would be a nice position if they all work, but that's not likely. The reality is that most will fail and we want to be sure that if any one is shown to be effective and safe that we have rights to it."
Ms Bingham said she was "reasonably confident" of a vaccine being found that will reduce the severity of coronavirus symptoms and reduce deaths.
The Government's latest agreement follows on from 90 million doses in the pipeline under deals with an alliance between the pharmaceutical giants BioNtech and Pfizer, as well as the firm Valneva.
Some 100 million doses of vaccine could come from a vaccine being developed by Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca, while a deal has been struck for 60 million doses of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur's potential Covid-19 vaccine.
The deals cover four different classes: adenoviral vaccines, mRNA vaccines, inactivated whole virus vaccines and protein adjuvant vaccines.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "The Government's strategy to build a portfolio of promising vaccine candidates will ensure we have the best chance possible of finding one that works.
"Today's agreements will not only benefit people in the UK but will ensure fair and equitable access of a vaccine around the world, potentially protecting hundreds of millions of lives.
"While we are doing everything we can to ensure the British people get access to a successful vaccine as soon as possible, nobody is safe until we are all safe, so global cooperation is absolutely critical if we are to defeat this virus once and for all."
The Janssen vaccine, which is being made available on a not-for-profit basis, is expected to begin the next phase of clinical trials later this year and will look at whether two doses can provide long-term protection from coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Novavax plans to make some of its vaccine at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies's facilities in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England one it is available.
The Government said that if the Novavax and Janssen vaccines are proven safe and successful in clinical trials they could be delivered to the UK in mid-2021.
The vaccines would first be given to priority groups such as front-line health workers, those with serious diseases, the elderly and ethnic minorities.