UK hopes for millions of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses this year

04 December 2020 - 10:05 By Reuters
Britain's business minister Alok Sharma.
Britain's business minister Alok Sharma.
Image: Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS/File photo

Britain hopes for millions of doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year but the final figure will depend on how quickly it can be manufactured, Britain's business minister Alok Sharma said on Friday.

“We are starting initially with 800,000 and then let's see where we end up by the end of the year in terms of the numbers that we acquire. That will depend on the manufacturing,” Sharma said on Sky News.

“I hope we will have some millions by the end of this year but of course what we also always said is that the vast majority of this vaccination programme will take place in the new year.” 


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