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7 Dec 2020

Covid vaccine to be rolled out from Tuesday across the UK

Reporter

Hospitals across the country are preparing to administer the first doses of the new Covid vaccine, starting tomorrow – as the head of NHS England described it as a “decisive turning point” in the battle against the virus.

But the huge logistical challenges of this unprecedented vaccination drive remain, not least how to keep the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a constant -70 celsius and transport it safely to the hubs where it will be distributed.

Latest government figures show there have been a further 14,718 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

Another 189 deaths have also been reported, bringing the total to 61,434.