Pfizer vaccine arrives in UK ahead of rollout

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    The UK government confirmed its first doses of the new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in England. The doses were transported in the back of trucks from the company’s plant in Belgium to the UK via the Channel Tunnel, which runs between France and England.

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