UK PM promises vaccine for every care home resident in the country

As the United Kingdom races against time to vaccinate as many people as possible and bear down on the new COVID-19 variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to vaccinate every care home resident in the country this month.

For this move, a full deployment plan will be published on January 11. “The arrival of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, which can be stored at room temperature, means the government can accelerate the pace of vaccination,” said Johnson adding, “We’re using that vaccine in care homes for the first time today and by the end of the month we hope to have offered every elderly care home resident a vaccine.”

By mid-February, the government led by Boris Johnson aims to vaccinate 13.9 million people in the top four most vulnerable groups.

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