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Coronavirus inoculations in UK to be overseen by vaccines minister – ABC News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi will oversee the United Kingdom’s biggest vaccine program in decades.

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The British Government has appointed a vaccines minister as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.
Key points:

  • The UK medicines regulator is currently assessing two vaccines as authorities prepare for their distribution
  • The British Government hopes a combination of vaccines and mass testing will end the need for restrictions
  • Britain has had Europe’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 57,000 confirmed virus-related deaths

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