LONDON, December 16
Nearly 1,40,000 persons in the UK have received their first Covid-19 shots in the first week of roll-out of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the minister in charge of the programme said on Wednesday.
The vaccine was approved for emergency use two weeks ago, with rollout commencing on December 8, making Britain the first country to deploy the shot outside of clinical trials. “A really good start to theprogramme. It’s been seven days and we have done England: 1,08,000, Wales: 7,897, Northern Ireland: 4,000; Scotland: 18,000′ UK 1,37,897,” Nadhim Zahawi said in a tweet. — Reuters