This Wednesday in the United Kingdom, a drug from Moderna began to be used for the first time to vaccinate the population against coronavirus.
According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Sky News.
The UK has purchased 17 million doses of this vaccine (enough to immunize 8.5 million people), and the results of the third phase of trials showed that the drug is 100% effective against severe cases of coronavirus.
Wales received the first 5,000 doses of the new vaccine.
“Three out of every five people across the United Kingdom have received at least one dose, and today we are starting the third approved vaccine. Wherever you live, when they call you, you will be vaccinated, ”urged the head of the British medical department, Matt Hancock.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also urged the British to take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
In total, 31.6 million people in Britain received the first dose of the vaccine, and 5.5 million people completed the vaccination cycle. With this in mind, over the past few months, the increase in new cases of COVID-19 has been steadily decreasing in the country.
It is worth recalling that Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Chile, the United Kingdom, the United States, Bahrain, Serbia and Hungary.
As of the morning of April 7, since the beginning of the pandemic, 133,034,420 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the world, in particular 2,886,246 deaths. At the same time, 107,289,168 people have already recovered from this disease.