The Moderna vaccine is going to be given to patients in the UK for the first time today. First doses of the jab are going to be administered at West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen – and a total of 5,000 doses have been distributed to vaccination centres. Moderna’s vaccine is the third to be approved for use in the UK, and will be rolled out alongside jabs from Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford University-AstraZeneca. The UK has purchased 17 million doses of the Moderna jab, enough for 8.5 million people, and phase three results suggest the vaccine has 100% efficacy against severe cases of coronavirus . Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I’m delighted we can start the UK rollout of the Moderna vaccine in west Wales today. Advertisement “The UK government has secured vaccines on behalf of the entire nation and the vaccination programme has shown our country working together at its best. “Three out of every five people across the whole United Kingdom have received at least one dose, and today we start with the third approved vaccine. Wherever you live, when you get the call, get the jab.” More from Covid-19 COVID-19: ‘A biological Fukushima’ – Hospitals overwhelmed as… Read full this story
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