Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Moderna’s vaccine will be given first in West Wales. This edition is the third approved vaccine to be offered in the UK, as well as that of AstraZeneca and its partners Pfizer Inc. and Bioentech SE. Its release will be about two weeks earlier than expected.
The UK has ordered 17 million of Moderna’s two-dose vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 8.5 million people.
The success of the vaccination program is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ambition to fully reopen the UK economy on June 21. On Tuesday, Minister Astra sought to reassure the public about the vaccine.
A study by Astra and the University of Oxford later revealed that vaccines given to children have been discontinued because the UK drug regulator is investigating rare cases of leukemia in adults. During the children’s investigation, no safety concerns arose, Oxford said.
“The UK government has received vaccines on behalf of the entire nation and the vaccination program shows that our country is working well together,” Hancock said in an email statement. “Wherever you live, when you get a call, get vaccinated,” he said.
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