by Mac Slavo
The United Kingdom has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout and first shots will be injected into people beginning next week. Elderly people in care homes, along with health workers and other vulnerable people will be the first to get the shot.
The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine and considering those who take it will need two shots, that’s enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC that an initial 800,000 doses would be available in the UK next week, and “we’ll then deploy it at the speed that it’s manufactured” by Pfizer at its facilities in Belgium. The bulk of the rollout will come next year.