The British government announced that COVID-19 vaccination would begin in December
London, November 20 The British government announced on the 20th that it would start mass vaccinations against the British people against the novel coronavirus in December.
On November 6th local time, the British government tried to implement a city-wide large-scale COVID-19 test in Liverpool. Local residents can be tested regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. The whole process is expected to last for two weeks.
At the British government’s coronavirus press conference on the same day, Health Secretary Matthew Hancock officially announced on behalf of the British government that the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and German biotechnology company will be approved by the British Food and Drug Administration and will start vaccination for the British people next month. It is reported that the vaccine is working to apply for emergency authorization from relevant British government departments, which will become the first coronavirus vaccine to be put into use in the UK.
The British government has two vaccination plans: one is to vaccinate millions of British people in the next few weeks; the other is to be more widely vaccinated early next year. Both plans are being deployed and started at the same time. Three types of COVID-19 vaccines are planned, 40 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine jointly developed by virtue, 5 million doses of Modner vaccine in the United States, and 100 million doses of Oxford vaccine in the United Kingdom. It is reported that the British government will need to pay £15 per dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, while the Oxford vaccine, which will release the results of the third phase of clinical trial in December, may be £2.23 per dose.
Hancock said that the NHS is ready for the coronavirus vaccination plan. The NHS is building and renovating a series of super-large-scale venues, including community centers, city halls and stadiums, etc., and special vaccination centers will be set up in every major city in the UK. Due to the huge workload of vaccine management and vaccination, the NHS is launching a large-scale recruitment to hire tens of thousands of new employees to make up for the shortage of manpower. It will also recruit 40,000 people with first aid knowledge and skills, such as firefighters, community police and armed police, to participate in vaccination in the future.
Hancock predicts that each mass vaccination center will vaccinate 2,000 to 5,000 people a day against the novel coronavirus, “the NHS will be able to vaccinate 1 million people a day at the peak of vaccination”. The British government has recently announced the order of COVID-19 vaccination. The elderly and medical staff in nursing homes will be the first to be vaccinated, followed by the front-line medical staff in hospitals. After that, priority will be given to vaccination for the elderly according to the age group. ( End)