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Coronavirus: April will be ‘second dose month’, says UK vaccines minister

Nadhim Zahawi hails milestone of 30m first doses and says UK still on track to protect all adults by July

The minister for vaccine deployment, Nadhim Zahawi, has said that April will be the “second dose month”, as the UK passed the milestone of giving a first jab to 30 million people, comprising the vast majority of those in the first nine priority groups.

The minister’s remark confirms a near pausing of the first dose programme – even as an additional vaccine, from Moderna, becomes available in April – as other supplies are focused on ensuring that people receive second doses within the promised 12-week limit.

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