UK vaccine rollout: Health workers begin administering Covid-19 jabs

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    British health minister Matt Hancock said he expected millions of people in the country to receive a #vaccine against #Covid-19 by Christmas. #Britain was the first country globally to begin mass inoculations on Tuesday with a shot developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. FRANCE 24’s Bénédicte Paviot tells us more.

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