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9/21, 12:43 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Vaccine distribution in UK to start in early 2021 - Vallance

Chief Scientific Advisor to the United Kingdom Government Sir Patrick Vallance (pictured) noted on Monday that the coronavirus vaccine could be widely available in the country in the first half of 2021.

"It's possible that some vaccine could be available before the end of the year in small amounts. Much more likely we'll see vaccines becoming available in the first half of next year," he asserted at a press conference.

Vallance, along with the UK Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, stressed that the numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and, regrettably, fatalities in Britain are expected to rise in the coming weeks, as the virus hasn't shown any signs of weakening.

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