More than 600,000 UK residents have obtained the vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus developed by Pfizer and BioNTech pharmaceutical firms, the Department of Health stated.
“Thanks to a huge effort from the NHS [National Health Service] to overcome significant logistical challenges, 616,933 people across the UK have had their jab of the coronavirus vaccine,” the ministry stated on late Thursday.
More than 521,000 individuals acquired vaccinated in England, over 56,000 in Scotland, greater than 22,000 in Wales and over 16,000 in Northern Ireland.
“Over the coming weeks and months, the rate of vaccination will increase as more doses become available and the program continues to expand, with more vaccines being delivered directly to care homes,” the division added.
Last week, the UK recognized a brand new variant of the coronavirus that’s 70 per cent extra transmissible than different SARS-CoV-2 virus strains. After media studies, many nations the world over shut their borders and halted journey to the UK.