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