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Government announces 52.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine

Written by on December 1, 2020

The coalition cabinet has announced that it has agreed to acquire 52.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Janssen, Moderna and CureVac.

In an press statement issued yesterday, the government announced that the Pfizer vaccine is expected to gain final approval on the 29th December, with the Moderna inoculation due to be confirmed as safe on the 12th January.

They also outlined the three phases of vaccinations, with medical workers, the infirm and elderly all receiving doses by the end of March, with then a wider roll out to the population from April until July.

The latest update also confirmed that the vaccine will be offered for free to all, as part of a nationwide inoculation strategy.