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Regulator defends speed of UK vaccine approval as first batch arrives

The UK approved a Covid-19 vaccine without compromising safety, the medicines regulator said after America’s top infectious disease expert questioned the level of scrutiny. Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned the speed at which the UK approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could undermine confidence in the […]

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PM acknowledges immense logistical challenges of vaccine rollout

The Prime Minister has warned of the “immense logistical challenges” in distributing the newly approved coronavirus vaccine as it emerged that most care home residents will need to wait for their jab. The UK became the first country in the world to give the go-ahead to the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday, paving […]

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List of NHS vaccine hubs in England

Here is a list of the 53 NHS vaccine hubs in England, according to a letter to trusts last month from Emily Lawson, NHS England’s chief commercial officer, and Sue Harriman, chief operating officer of the Covid-19 vaccination deployment programme:   Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Cambridge […]

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Care home residents top the list for newly approved Covid 19 jab

Elderly people in care homes and their carers are top of the list to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a jab from Pfizer and BioNTech. The jab has been shown in studies to be 95% effective and works in all age groups.   The […]

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Covid 19 vaccine priority list set out

Vaccine experts advising the Government have published a detailed list of who should get offered the Covid-19 jab first. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said care home residents were among those who should be given the jab first. The committee examined data on who suffers the worst outcomes from coronavirus and who […]

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Covid 19 vaccine Who will get it when and how

The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. But what does this mean for people being vaccinated? – What’s in the pipeline for the UK? The Government has secured 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with 10 million promised for the UK by the end of the year. Patients need […]

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New commemorative 50p coin celebrates The Snowman

One of Britain’s most famous festive characters will feature on a new collectable 50p coin. The Snowman, the much-loved animation created by illustrator Raymond Briggs, will feature on the commemorative coin this month. The design was created by animator Robert Shaw, who was also the art director on The Snowman And The Snowdog, the sequel […]


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