Life-saving coronavirus vaccine ‘is on UK soil and delivered to decentralized nations’

The life-saving coronavirus vaccine arrived in the UK today, it was reported.

The initial doses of the vaccine that were shipped from the Pfizer factory in Belgium were delivered by truck this afternoon, Sky News reports.

He adds that they are now handed over to decentralized nations.

The Pfizer / BioNTech jab, which was approved by the UK medicines regulator on Wednesday, will begin distribution next week.

Public Health England will process orders placed by the NHS for next day delivery to hospitals in the UK.

The UK has become the first country in the world to give the vaccine the green light.

Pfizer jab to start distribution from next week
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It paves the way for the start of vaccinations in December.

The country has ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer jab, enough to immunize 20 million people with two doses, 21 days apart.

Military personnel carried out a trial run for Britain’s largest vaccination program ever.

Pfizer vaccine to start distribution in UK next week
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The military exercise – named Exercise Panacea – saw soldiers go through a variety of scenarios at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol yesterday, with around 30 staff and volunteers posing as patients.

The role plays included patients with adverse reactions and one who refused to be vaccinated.

Seven regional centers will be used to immunize the wider population, while general surgeries will inoculate at-risk patients and NHS hospitals and care center staff and residents.

A refrigerated truck leaves the Pfizer factory in Puurs, Belgium
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It comes as a health minister said he was offered training to administer injections as the UK prepares to roll out the first Covid-19 vaccine, but was not sure people would like a shot of it.

Tory MP Lord Bethell told his peers that a ‘huge army’ of people had been mobilized to administer doses, including NHS staff, pharmacists and retired healthcare workers.

Lord Bethell said: “Apparently it is not very difficult to learn how to give an injection.

“I was offered a training course on this, but I’m not sure anyone would actually want an injection from me.

He added: ‘We have mobilized a huge army of people to administer the vaccine and that includes those from the NHS, social services, pharmacists, who have rallied overwhelmingly to whom we are very grateful, and this will include the re-commissioning . many retired healthcare professionals to whom we are extremely grateful. ”

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