Coronavirus vaccination began on Monday in UK members over the age of 70.
According to the UK Department of Health, the vaccination program will continue to focus on two groups of higher-risk groups identified in the schedule, those over the age of 80 and those working on the front lines of healthcare services.
However, in areas where there is adequate vaccine and capacity, health authorities have been allowed to extend the vaccination program to the next two high-risk groups in the schedule, people over the age of 70 and people at risk of developing chronic diseases, the ministry said on Monday. In the description.
The British government’s Joint Commission on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) has drawn up a priority list in the order in which each population group can have access to the coronavirus vaccine by the start of the vaccination campaign on December 8th.
According to the 25-page guide, residents and caregivers in nursing homes over the age of 80 top the list, as well as those working on the front lines of healthcare and healthcare services, followed by 75, 70, and 65 chronological arrangements, 60, 55 finally, They are followed by those over fifty.
A special priority group is those with an underlying chronic disease that increases the risk of serious complications or death from coronavirus infection.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Twitter that more than half of those over the age of 80 had already been vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The British government has so far ordered more than 350 million doses of the vaccine, and its official goal is to provide at least the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine to all members of the four most at-risk groups on the JCVI priority list by February 15. .
This means that 16 million people in the United Kingdom, with a population of 68 million, will receive the vaccine by the middle of next month.
According to Monday’s announcement by the British Department of Health, in parts of the country where the vast majority of members of the first and second risk groups have been vaccinated, the vaccination program can be extended to the third and fourth high-risk groups.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement announcing the ministry on Monday
Across the country, 140 people are vaccinated against the Coronavirus every minute.
So far, more than 3.8 million have received the first dose of the vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health. The new vulnerability groups included in Monday’s vaccination program include 5.6 million.