The former British Prime Minister said that the vaccine is “safe, effective and painless.”
“I just got my first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. It is safe, effective and painless. Get yourself vaccinated, too, when it’s your turn. Only by protecting each other can we defeat the virus, “said May, 64.
The vaccination campaign in the UK began on December 8, 2020. By February 14, according to the government’s plans, 15 million people from particularly vulnerable groups of the population, who account for 88% of all deaths among those infected with the coronavirus, received the first dose of the vaccine. These are people living in nursing homes and those who care for them, medical and social workers who come into contact with the sick, residents of the country over 70 years old, and people with feeble health. So, among the vaccinated were Queen Elizabeth II, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Philip, and the heir to the throne, Prince Charles of Wales.
At the second stage of the vaccination program, which is due to be completed in May, all residents of the kingdom over the age of 50 will be able to get vaccinated. The number of vaccinated will exceed 30 million. It is expected that in the coming weeks, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 56-year-old Boris Johnson, will also be given an injection.
To date, 19.1 million people have been vaccinated – almost 29% of the kingdom’s population. The authorities expect that by the end of July, all minor residents of the country will be able to receive the vaccine. At the same time, according to the schedule published on Friday, after the completion of the second stage of the vaccination campaign, people aged 40 to 49 years will first be able to get vaccinated, then residents from 30 to 39 years, and only then people aged 18 to 29 years.
So far, the kingdom is vaccinating with drugs from the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech and the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.