UK coronavirus LIVE: Covid vaccine rollout hits care home target as Pfizer supplies from EU ‘guaranteed’

All elderly care home residents in England have now been offered a Covid vaccine, with the Prime Minister now pledging to “accelerate” the mass vaccination programme across the country.


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