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First UK COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive At Hospital

First UK COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive At Hospital
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The coronavirus vaccines that will soon be dished out to the public have arrived at a hospital in Croydon. 

Image credits: Metro.

Images have been released that show pharmacists and workers transporting the vaccine into a hospital in south London recently.

The vaccine needs to be stored at -70°c upon arrival before it can be used.

800,000 doses of the vaccine have been sent by Pfizer, the company who manufactures the vaccines, and a further 356 million doses have been ordered by the UK government.

Regarding the arrival of the vaccines, which are set to be rolled out from Tuesday this week from various locations across the country, Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust said: “This is a pivotal moment for the country and for us in Croydon, as one of the first Hospital Hubs to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

“We’re delighted to be playing our part, vaccinating the most vulnerable people in our communities and ensuring the safety of our patients, our local people and our health and care professionals who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.”

Louise Coughlan, joint chief pharmacist at Croydon Health Services, added: “The NHS has been planning ostensibly to deliver the largest vaccination programme in our history – so it’s really exciting.”

Surgeries around the country have been told to start staffing for the roll out of the vaccine by the 14th of December, according to Sky News, so we can likely expect a fast deployment of the vaccines to the public from here on out.

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