On Thursday, Britain received its first COVID vaccines consignment prepared by Pfizer and BioNTech, which offers up to 95% protection against COVID-19 illness and approved to be administered in a world-first.
According to the details, the coronavirus vaccine, developed by Pfizer’s Belgium plant in collaboration with BioNTech, a German pharmaceutical company, will be stored in a temperature not more than -70-degree centigrade and in a controlled environment. The British authorities have said that by Tuesday, the vaccine will be administrated.
It is announced separately that Britain will introduce COVID-19 vaccines to an existing system to cover liabilities from any possible serious side effects of the vaccinations, one day after it became the first Western nation to authorize a global vaccine against the havoc-causing disease.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the first 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week. He added that people wait to be contacted by the NHS.
As per the initial details, the vaccine will be given to elderly people, those in care homes, and some NHS staff first. More details on the priority list are due to appear later.
How Will People Be Vaccinated In The UK?
As per the details, people in the UK will be vaccinated in three ways:
- Vaccination centers “a bit like the Nightingales project and including some of the Nightingales”, said Mr. Hancock
- In the community, with GPs and pharmacists.