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12/2/2020, 6:10 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Mass vaccination to begin next week in UK - Johnson

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that the government accepted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's (MHRA) emergency use recommendation for the coronavirus vaccine co-developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, adding that the mass vaccination is set to being next week. He described the scientists' efforts to create the vaccine as "biological jujutsu."

The government has bought over 350 million doses of seven different vaccine candidates, including securing 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Johnson said at a press conference.

"The first phase [of the vaccination process] will include care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable," he explained.

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