Over 6 lighter UK citizens receive first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – The New Indian Express


LONDON: More than 600,000 citizens of Great Britain received the coronavirus vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech, the Ministry of Health announced.

“Thanks to the tremendous effort of the NHS [National Health Service] to overcome significant logistical challenges, 616,933 people across the UK received a sting against the coronavirus vaccine, “the ministry announced late Thursday.

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More than 521,000 people have been vaccinated in England, over 56,000 in Scotland, more than 22,000 in Wales and over 16,000 in Northern Ireland.


“Over the coming weeks and months, the vaccination rate will increase as more doses become available, and the program will continue to expand, with more vaccines being delivered directly to nursing homes,” the department added.

Last week, the UK identified a new variant of the coronavirus that is 70 percent more transmissible than other strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Following media reports, many countries around the world have closed their borders and stopped travel to the UK.