Boris Johnson has said it will take “months” to inoculate everyone that needs a coronavirus vaccine despite a breakthrough with a British jab, as he warned that Christmas will be the season to be “jolly careful”.
The Prime Minister struck a cautious tone as he told the nation that “we’re not out of the woods yet” and that the UK faced a “hard” start to 2021, but that he expected “things will look and feel very different” after Easter.
He said that with a “favourable wind” the majority of people most in need of a vaccination might be able to get one by April, as the Oxford-AstraZeneca team said its jab had proved up to 90% effective.
It follows positive results from Pfizer and Moderna, but none of the jabs have yet been approved for use and getting people vaccinated will be a major undertaking.
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