Coronavirus UK Updates: Wales vaccine total to top 150,000 by end of day

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Wales vaccine total to top 150,000 by end of day
Coronavirus UK Updates: Wales vaccine total to top 150,000 by end of day

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford told Sky News around 150,000 people would have been vaccinated in Wales by the end of Monday.

“We’re getting more supplies of vaccine this week, particularly the Oxford vaccine and we’ll be able to use all of that,” Mr Drakeford said.

“We’re on track to vaccinate the top four priority groups by the middle of February, alongside the other UK nations.

“There’s a long way to go with vaccination. We’re going to be doing this for months and months, not just for weeks.

“So it’s very important to get all the infrastructure in place. We’ve expanded the number of mass vaccination centres.”

– One of four Oxford vaccine batches delivered to Wales fails testing

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford told Sky News one of the four batches of the Oxford vaccine his country was due to receive this week had failed testing.

“One of those batches has not come through the testing process and we will get it next week we’re told instead,” Mr Drakeford said.

“Everybody is working absolutely flat out from the manufacturers through to the people who do the vaccination at the practical end.

“When you’re trying to do everything on a massive scale and at such speed there are going to be moments where not everything goes according to plan.

“But we are assured we will get that supply in exchange for this week next week, and we will be able to use it all then.”

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