Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that the country, which was the first to approve vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca, is currently vaccinating around 200,000 people per day.
About 1.3 million people received their first dose of the two-dose vaccination as of January 3, according to government data, but the UK needs to vaccinate 2 million people per week to achieve its goal of vaccinating those in care homes, which is more than the 1970s, clinically vulnerable people who suffer from Pre-existing conditions and health and social care workers by February 15th.
Britain is pinning its hopes on rapid immunization to enable life to begin to return to some degree of normality by the Northern Hemisphere Spring, even as it grapples with a rapidly escalating pandemic.
The Minister of Vaccine Publishing, Nadim Al-Zahawi, said in a statement that, in addition to the seven large centers, Britain is also heading to 1,000 clinics, 223 hospitals and 200 community pharmacies to provide vaccines. The armed forces will also be deployed to support the National Health Service.
Al-Zahawi said: “By working together, day and night, they will ensure that our vaccines go to the arms instead of sitting on the shelves.” “British forces will use techniques drawn from decades of experience to get things done in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. They will bring to these shores the courage and the intelligence they have shown in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will outline his plan for immunization against COVID-19 – the largest vaccination program in British history – later Monday.
“The UK vaccine delivery plan will be the cornerstone of our exit from the pandemic, but we must all continue to play our part by staying home, following the rules and keeping hands, face and space at the forefront of our minds when out and about,” he said in a statement.
About 81,567 people in the UK have them He died from COVID-19, The fifth highest official death toll in the world. More than three million people have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The centers include the 4,000-bed Nightingale field hospital set up at the ExCeL exhibition center in east London, Epsom Racecourse west of the capital, and a mega entertainment center in Manchester.