The UK has ordered 40 million doses of vaccine, enough to vaccinate 20 million people
December 4th – Chris Hopson, CEO of the NHS Providers, revealed on the 4th that the first batch of coronavirus vaccines jointly developed by the U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech will Fighting began on Tuesday on the 8th.
Happson told BBC Breakfast news program on the same day that the first batch of coronavirus vaccines have arrived in major medical institutions and are ready to be put into use.
This will be a marathon, and several batches of vaccines will be sent to the United Kingdom in the future. In addition, the vaccine needs to be stored in an environment of minus 70 degrees Celsius and must ensure a three-week interval between the two doses. The operation is a major challenge.
According to the report, the elderly in pension institutions, the elderly over 80 years old and the staff of pension institutions will be able to vaccinate the first batch of coronavirus vaccines in hospitals.
Medical institutions are now making relevant preparations to estimate the total number of vaccinations that can be undertaken.
At this stage, the hospital is also coordinating with the staff of the nursing institution to discuss the relevant details of the staff going to the designated place to give vaccination.
The UK has now ordered 40 million doses of vaccines, enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Since Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius, the first wave of vaccination will be carried out in hospitals to reduce the risk of vaccine wasted.
The official website of the British government on the 2nd pointed out that the country has accepted the recommendation of the Drug and Medical Products Regulatory Authority to approve the use of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech of Germany.
The vaccine will be available across the UK from next week, making the UK the first country in the world to approve the use of the vaccine.