UK readies ‘V-Day’ Covid vaccination campaign | The Guardian Nigeria News


Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock walks up Downing Street, a smile on his face in central London on December 7, 2020. – Britain and the European Union will reconvene post-Brexit trade negotiations in Brussels on Sunday after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen held inconclusive talks, as time runs out to seal a deal. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Britain on Monday prepared to start its biggest ever immunisation campaign but health officials warned the drive to inoculate millions against Covid-19 would be a “marathon” stretching well into next year.

The world-first rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is due to begin on Tuesday — dubbed “V-Day” by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has volunteered to take it live on television to assuage any public doubts over the rapid approval.

Croydon University Hospital in south London is one of 50 clinical hubs that started receiving the country’s initial consignment of 800,000 doses over the…

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