The United Kingdom started inoculations this morning with the vaccine from the University of Oxford and pharmaceutical AstraZeneca. In a hospital in Oxford, an 82 – year-old man was the first to receive the vaccine.
Pinker said he was very happy to have the vaccine. Pinker, who himself comes from Oxford and suffers from kidney disease, said he was proud that the vaccine was made in that place.
The UK Health Service spoke of a” world first for the NHS Health Service “and a” milestone ” in efforts to reduce the coronavirus.
The UK is the first country in the world to use the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine. It was approved last week. In december, the country started inoculating Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine. That shot was initially given to staff and residents of nursing homes.
Unlike Pfizer ‘s vaccine, AstraZeneca / Oxford’ s vaccine does not need to be stored at very cold temperatures.
The vaccine will be distributed in a small number of hospitals over the next few days, so that the authorities can monitor any consequences properly. Later in the week it is used on a larger scale.
Over the past six days, more than 50,000 new Coronas were recorded daily in the UK. Prime minister Johnson has threatened stricter measures across England.