“UK: vaccinates up to 1,000 people per MINUTE. We: ‘we are ahead of schedule’. No comment…,” Noppen tweeted, referring to recent statements by Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon.
The UK government is confident that within three months, more than 30 million of the country’s most vulnerable people will be vaccinated.
So far, the UK mainly administered the first vaccine doses – of vaccines for which two doses are needed for optimal protection – to make as many people as possible partially immune to the virus as soon as possible.
From this month, the National Health Service (NHS) will start setting aside vaccine supplies, to be able to offer second doses to millions of people from mid-March, reports The Times. This will not cause a dramatic slowdown in the number of new people being vaccinated, according to the government.