The United Kingdom has completed vaccinating people over 50 ahead of schedule, giving its first shot corona virus vaccines for millions of people, Downing Street said on Monday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement: “We have now passed another very significant milestone in our vaccine program by offering injections to everyone in the nine highest risk groups. That means more than 32 million people have been provided with valuable vaccine protection. . against Covid-19. ”
“I want to thank everyone involved in launching the vaccine that saved thousands of lives. We will now move forward with completing the second important dose and making progress towards our target of offering the vaccine to all adults by the end of July,” he added. .
According to the UK Government, all adults over 50 years of age, are clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers have now been offered corona virus vaccine injection.
“The target was reached ahead of schedule, with the government promising to offer the first dose to priority groups 1-9 by April 15,” Downing Street said, adding that “nearly 40 million vaccines have now been given in total, with adults under 50. expected to start getting invited in the coming days. “
Those in their late 40s are expected to be the next in line to be invited corona virus vaccine shots as Britain moves into the next phase of its mass vaccination campaign, according to Sputnik.
“More than 7 million second doses have now been given – with a record 475,230 given on Saturday – and we remain on track to offer the first vaccine to all adults by July 31,” Downing Street said.
A mass vaccination campaign started in the UK in December last year.
Britain has now confirmed a total of more than 4.3 million coronavirus cases and the country’s COVID-19 death toll stands at more than 127,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, as reported by Sputnik.
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