The massive vaccination period in England could begin on December 7; The first to receive vaccines are health workers.
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According to the British press, England could start the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 from December 7th. And although this country has ordered significant quantities of Vaccines against AstraZeneca, Moderna, and PfizerThe latter could be the first to be distributed (if approved).
It is planned to distribute the first doses in hospitals and use them to workers in the UK health system (NHS, which is short for English) and adults over 80 years of age. And although according to a worker in the branch of the newspaper commented The guardWith a week available for all employees to be vaccinated, the UK nation faces different challenges.
And the fact is that in addition to the fact that the Pfizer vaccine has to be kept at less than 70 degrees below zero (which would severely limit its mobility), it has a lifespan of only 5 days, so the Strategy of distribution.
It is worth noting that while England is waiting for approval of this vaccine, it has already agreed with American biotechnology company Moderna to increase the number of doses purchased. In other words, the demand increased from 5 to 7 million (also buying 100 million cans made by AstraZeneca). The UK authorities are currently carrying out tests to allow the Moderna vaccine to be approved and distributed.
One of the main advantages of this is that it doesn’t require as low a temperature as Pfizer’s, so the cost of storage and transportation would be cheaper, especially for developing countries.