Boris Johnson has promised to vaccinate more than 13 million people by the middle of February, but experts say it will be an “ambitious” challenge.Around 1.3 million people in the UK have now received one of the two vaccines currently being rolled out, but the distribution effort will have to be scaled up significantly if the target is to be reached.So far, the most that have been put in arms in the course of a week is around 610,000 doses, but the government plans to ramp that up so, potentially, two million doses a week will be distributed.The 13.9 million total that is needed, according to COVID vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi, is made up of all residents in care homes and their carers, everyone over 70 years old, all frontline healthcare and social care workers and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.So, how will they get there and what may be some of the hurdles the effort will have to overcome? Advertisement 1. ManufactureCurrently, two vaccines have been given approval to prevent COVID-19 in the UK: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which was approved in early December and the AstraZeneca/Oxford candidate which was licensed in late December. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Sir… Read full this story
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