The UK government assumes the need for regular vaccinations of the population against coronavirus. This was stated by the British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi, DW informs with reference to BBC.
"Most likely, in the fall we will see (the need) for re-vaccination, and then for the annual (vaccination)," Zahawi said.
At the same time, the British official drew a parallel with the flu vaccine, which needs to be done annually due to the discovery of new variants of the disease in the world.
So far, the UK authorities have already provided almost 11.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine for the first phase of vaccination. It is planned that by mid-February all vulnerable groups of the population will be vaccinated.
Since February 8, the UK has been vaccinating its population with a drug developed by the German company BioNTech and its American partner, Pfizer. The UK also became the first country in the world to allow the drug AstraZeneca. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca developed this vaccine in collaboration with the University of Oxford. In addition, the British authorities allowed the use of the vaccine developed by American company Moderna.
Meanwhile, president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the priorities of Ukraine in the fight against coronavirus. It is planned to cover with vaccination at least half of the population during 2021 – the beginning of 2022.
“We emphasize the next priorities in the fight against coronavirus. The first is the vaccination. Its road map. This mad is developed for the provision of fair access to vaccines for all Ukrainians. Its main goal is to cover at least half of the population during 2021 – the beginning of 2022,” Zelensky stated.