UK begins mass vaccination program with Pfizer, starting with the elderly and healthcare workers

On Dec. 8, 2020, the United Kingdom became the first country in the West to begin its distribution of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, beginning with a 90-year-old woman, whose injection was aired on the country’s major news stations. The first dose was given less than a week after British authorities granted an emergency-use authorization for the two-dose vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. The rollout is being paid for by the state-funded National Health Service. The mass inoculation program being modeled after their annual flu-vaccination campaigns, and health authorities expect it to be a template from which the European Union and the United States can learn from…..Read More

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