A really good start’ says UK minister as more than 130,000 people jabbed in first week of vaccinations

A really good start’ says UK minister as more than 130,000 people jabbed in first week of vaccinations

Nadhim Zahawi, the British minister responsible for Covid-19 vaccine deployment, announced in a tweet that 137,897 people in total have been vaccinated in the first week of the programme, calling it as “a really good start.”

“A really good start to the vaccination program. It’s been 7 days and we have done: England:108,000 Wales: 7,897 Northern Ireland: 4,000. Scotland:18,000 U.K Total 137,897. That number will increase as we have operationalised hundreds of PCN (primary care networks),” Zahawi said in the tweet.

BBC News reported that the people taking the vaccines from General Practitioners and nurses in community clinics were not included in the numbers tweeted by Zahawi and close to 200 local vaccination clinics are anticipated to become operational by the weekend.

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