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BBC News published this video item, entitled “10 million people in UK given first vaccine dose but infections still “alarmingly high” – BBC News” – below is their description.
More than 10 million people across the UK have received at least one vaccination for coronavirus as part of the biggest programme of its kind in the history of the National Health Service.
It’s a major milestone in the race to control the faster-spreading variants of the virus. However medical experts say the UK’s infection levels are still “alarmingly high” and many people are still dying from Covid-19.
The pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University say they hope to have created a “next generation” vaccine by the autumn, to protect against some new variants of the disease.
Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg, medical editor Fergus Walsh and health editor Hugh Pym.BBC News YouTube Channel
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