First batch of COVID vaccines arrives in the UK

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December 4, 2020

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First batch of COVID vaccines arrives in the UK

The vaccine is made in Belgium and has to be stored at around -70C (Photo: Reuters)

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LONDON: The first consignment of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has arrived in the UK.

It has been taken to a central hub at an undisclosed location, and will now be distributed to hospital vaccination centres around the UK.

The UK has ordered 40 million doses – enough to vaccinate 20 million people.

England’s deputy chief medical officer said the first wave of vaccinations could prevent up to 99% of Covid-19 hospital admissions and deaths.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are made in Belgium and have travelled to the UK via the Eurotunnel.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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