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Struggle isn't over: UK PM post COVID-19 vaccine approval

Struggle isn't over: UK PM post COVID-19 vaccine approval

LONDON: Following the approval of Pfizer/BioNTech developed COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use, UK PM Boris Johnson said that people shouldn’t “fall into the naive belief that the struggle is over”.

Boris added that even though the vaccine has been approved there’re still “immense logistical challenges”.

The UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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How is UK planning the roll-out of vaccine for its citizens?

Elderly care home residents and their carers will be first in line to be vaccinated in the UK, followed by those over 80 and health and care workers.

Pregnant women won’t receive the vaccine during initial roll-out because the potential risks are unknown.

The UK has ordered 4 crore doses and 8 lakh doses would be delivered next week.

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