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Oxford Covid vaccine is APPROVED for use with roll-out expected to begin on January 4
Oxford Covid vaccine is APPROVED for use with rollout expected to begin on January 4 as millions more face Tier 4 with Matt Hancock set to reveal TODAY where tougher restrictions are needed
- UK has ordered 100 million doses – enough to vaccinate 50million people – with first jabs starting on Monday
- Boris Johnson expected to announce which regions will be moved to Tier 4 later today due to increasing rates
- Department of Health figures reveal Tuesday’s infection toll, 53,135, is the largest yet recorded in Britain
- It marks a 44 per cent rise on last Tuesday, when 36,804 coronavirus cases were announced by officials
- Two thirds of England could be plunged into Tier 4 this week when tiers are reviewed, it has been claimed
Matt Hancock hailed approval for the critical Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine today saying it means the UK will be ‘out’ of the coronavirus crisis by the Spring – but also signalled that millions more people are being plunged into a Tier 4 lockdown.
In a massive boost after the country racked up a record 50,000 daily cases, the Health Secretary insisted a rapid rollout of the jab now offers ‘high confidence’ the pandemic will be past within months.
The UK has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine with supplies due to arrive today or tomorrow and the first jabs starting on Monday.