UK needs more than 2 million jabs a week, vaccines Minister

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The United Kingdom will have to roll out more than two million vaccines against COVID-19, a week to be able to meet its target of offering a jab to the top four priority groups by mid-February, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said.

According to SkyNews, Minister Zahawi said that “the target, which involves inoculating 13.9 million people against COVID-19, was a herculean effort.”

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi also said that he is confident that with this plan, that NHS put together, they will deliver.

For the UK at the top of the priority list are people who live and work in care homes, followed by people over the age of 80 and frontline health and social care workers, including NHS staff.

Then people over the age of 75, and people aged 70 and those which fall under the category of clinically and extremely vulnerable.

So far 1.3 million doses have been administered in the UK. A quarter have gone to those over the age of 80.