UK to become first country to roll out Covid-19 vaccine

United Kingdom will become the first country today to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine. As per the government, the shots will be initially available at hospitals before distributing stocks to doctors’ clinics.

Britain gave emergency use approval for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech last week. In a statement last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the government is doing everything to make sure to overcome significant challenges to vaccinate care home residents.

National Health Service is giving top priority to vaccinating those abobe 80 years, frontline healthcare workers and care home staff and residents. In total, Britain has ordered 4 crore doses. About 8 lakh doses are expected to be available within the first week.

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