AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine to roll out in UK

AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine to roll out in UK
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The first Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been delivered in the UK, APA reports citing The Telegraph. 

Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, has become the first person to be vaccinated with the new Covid-19 jab after getting the dose at Oxford University Hospital, NHS England said.

Six hospitals in England will administer the first of around 530,000 doses of the newly approved vaccine that Britain has ready to go.

The coronavirus immunisation programme will be expanded to hundreds of other British sites in the coming days, with the Government hoping it will deliver tens of millions of doses within months.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Sunday that tens of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine would be delivered by the end of March. The first big step towards that goal begins with the roll-out of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine today.

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