The world has declared a united war against the corona epidemic that killed millions of people. Corona vaccination program is starting in Britain today. The British government has declared it the largest vaccination program in its history.
The UK had last week given permission for emergency use of the vaccine produced by Pfizer / Biotech. It has become the first country to do so. From today, people will be given Corona vaccine in 50 hospitals in the UK on very strict health standards.
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has identified 50 hospitals in the country for the vaccination programs. A lot of safety measures have been taken in the UK about the vaccine, it has recently been kept in a safe place from Belgium.
Who will get the vaccine?
The UK government has said that the first dose of vaccine will be given to those who are above 80 years, or who are engaged in health services. Hari Shukla, a British citizen of 87 years Indian origin, is among those taking the vaccine.
Vaccination 2 times in 21 days
The vaccine developed by the American company Pfizer, Corona, will need to be applied twice in a span of 21 days. That is, one dose of the vaccine will not completely prevent corona and everyone has to take two doses. Today the first dose of this vaccine is being given.
Let us know that the UK has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer / Biotech. Each person requires two doses, so it is sufficient to vaccinate 20 million people. About 800,000 doses are expected to be available within the first week.
Pfizer / Biotech vaccine based on mRNA technology
Pfizer / Biotech has created this vaccine on mRNA from Corona. In this technique, the genetic code of the corona virus is used to fight the corona. This vaccine is injected into the human body, but its process is quite complex. This vaccine is stored at a temperature of -70 degrees. This vaccine can only be transported four times in cold chains before use.
Being at -70, the components of the vaccine freeze, it takes a lot of time to get into the liquid state. The UK health agencies said that adequate training has been given to the health workers to give this vaccine.
Comprehensive vaccination will take time
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is very excited about the Corona vaccination. Boris Johnson said, “Today, Britain has taken a big step in the fight against the Corona virus, because we are going to send vaccines across the country. I need the scientists who developed the vaccine, the people involved in the trial and the day and night to bring it Very proud of the hard working NHS.
Prime Minister Johnson also cautioned people that comprehensive level vaccination will take time across the country, people should be cautious and follow the rules of lockdown.