Oxford - AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in the United Kingdom

December 30, 2020 17:17
Oxford - AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in the United Kingdom

Oxford - AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in the United Kingdom:- The United Kingdom is the recent country that is badly hit because of the second wave of coronavirus. The Oxford University in association with AstraZeneca has been developing a vaccine for the ongoing coronavirus and the vaccine got approval for usage in the United Kingdom. The first dose of the vaccine is expected to be given from Monday. The United Kingdom ordered 100 million doses which can be able to vaccine 50 million people of the country. This dosage would cover the entire population of the country. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom reported 53,135 new cases of coronavirus which has been the highest single-day spike in the recent times and 414 people passed away in 24 hours.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the vaccine development "a triumph" for British science saying that the vaccine would be provided to the people of the country at the earliest. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was first tested in April and soon it was given to thousands of people as a part of the clinical trials. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can be stored in a standard fridge and it can be easily delivered to homes and GP surgeries. The approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is a major turning point to the country which has been struggling with the new strain of coronavirus. The second dose of vaccine gives maximum protection and it takes three months for the entire population to get the two doses of vaccine.

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