Every adult in the UK should get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July — as the British government moves to speed up its vaccination process.
That target date of July 31 is a month earlier than when officials had aimed to get every adult inoculated in the country.
The British government also said it plans to have everyone 50 and older, as well as those with underlying health conditions, get their first of two jabs by April 15, instead of the previous target date of May 1.
“We now think that we have the supplies” to speed up the vaccination efforts, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday.
Like the US, Europe has been experiencing supply shortages of the coronavirus vaccine.
Britain – which has been using the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca – is now delaying giving second vaccine doses until 12 weeks after the first, rather than the standard