The UK aims to vaccinate all adult residents with at least the first dose of the Corona vaccine until the end of July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he hopes for a faster vaccination rate.
The previous goal was to introduce the first dose to all adults by September.
The new offer is that the first dose of the vaccine will be offered to people over the age of 50 and younger with underlying illnesses until April 15. Including Sky News.
“A faster vaccination rate gives more fragile protection faster and enables partial openness to society,” Johnson said.
According to the government, the goal is to reopen schools on March 8, despite the concerns of teachers and researchers.
Vaccination is progressing rapidly
Currently, 17.2 million Britons have received the first dose of the vaccine, and nearly 600,000 people have received a second injection. It states the BBC.
Vaccinations began in December 2020 with people over the age of 70, health care workers and high-risk groups first in line.
The older population is fully vaccinated.
In England, more than two-thirds of people between the ages of 65 and 69 received their first dose. Next in line to receive the summons are around 460,000 64-year-olds.
Health authorities state that there are promising signs that the need for hospital care is diminishing in the UK thanks to vaccines.
Health Minister Matt Hancock says it also appears to be controlling the South African type of virus in the country.
More than 300 cases of the South African type, which can be worse for vaccines, have been recorded in the country. However, the number of cases has decreased from a month ago, says Hancock.