IT’S V-day. Today individuals in all four nations of the UK are the very first in the Western world to get a vaccine for Covid.
It’s an important step– one we’re taking together as one UK.
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It’s the most significant vaccination programme in British history, something our NHS has been preparing for months.
We have actually worked with every part of the UK to make sure the vaccine is shared out relatively and it will be complimentary for everybody according to require.
The very first individuals to get it will be our most susceptible– starting with the over 80s.
Our frontline staff in our NHS and care houses likewise go to the front of the queue since we have a responsibility to keep our heroes safe.
Most of those prioritised for getting the jab are most likely to get it in the new year; the NHS will get in touch when it’s your turn.
When that time comes, I’m asking you to do your duty and get the jab. It’s the best way, to protect yourself from coronavirus and protect your liked ones too.
If we get it right, when sufficient individuals get immunized we can start raising those restrictions that have made this year so hard.
The more of us that get it, the quicker we can start raising restrictions and return to something like typical.
At the minute we have one authorised vaccine, but we’re working on more to come.
In total, we’ve purchased 357 million doses of 7 different Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the entire of the UK.
It means we’ll be ready to hit the ground running if the medicines regulator, the MHRA, authorises more vaccines in the weeks and months ahead.
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We have to keep following the guidelines where we are, and take those reasonable actions that we know make a real distinction: hands, face and area.
Today’s V-day is essential because, no matter where you live in this country, assistance is on its way.
Simply as we went into this pandemic together, we’ll get out of it together too– as one UK.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock hails V Day ahead of the start of Covid-19 vaccinations