COVID-19: More than two million jabs a week needed to meet vaccination target, minister says

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: More than two million jabs a week needed to meet vaccination target, minister says” – below is their description.

    The UK will have to roll out more than two million coronavirus vaccines a week to meet its target of offering a jab to the top four priority groups by the middle of February, a minister has acknowledged.

    Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News that the target, which involves inoculating 13.9 million people against COVID-19, was a ‘Herculean effort’.

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