Britain is the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for vaccine. The British government announced on Wednesday that a nationwide vaccination program would be launched next week. However, this program will be on priority basis. The Boris Johnson government has said that only those at risk will be vaccinated.
Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, “Help is coming against Corona. The NHS (National Health Service) is set to begin vaccination early next week.
According to the Britain’s Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MAERA), the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine is efficient of resistance to up to 95 percent of coronaviruses.
The Boris Johnson government has already ordered 40 million doses from the agency to vaccinate 20 million people in the UK. According to official sources, all will be vaccinated in two doses. In addition, the country’s Ministry of Health stated that 10 million doses would be available in the next few days.
The British government has said that if vaccination has started in Britain, the fight against Corona should not be delayed. Doctors have advised that all hygiene rules such as wearing masks or maintaining physical distance should be the same as before.
How does this vaccine work?
Scientist have called it a new type of mRNA vaccine. According to him, this vaccine is capable of developing immunity in the body by taking a small fraction of the virus’s genetic code.
Who will get this vaccine?
The UK government has made a preliminary list of who will get priority in covid-19 vaccination. The vaccine will first be given to health workers and social care workers, including those over age 60 who are at risk against covid-19.
The British government will vaccinate people over the age of 50 and those with pre-existing health problems next year after the first round of vaccination. A second dose will be given 21 days after the first dose.
How much will the vaccine cost?
The World Health Organization (WHO) had previously stated that the price of the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine would be 10 US dollar per dose.