Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine rolled out across London and Home Counties

NHS vaccination centre in London (c) PA

UK has begun a mass coronavirus vaccination rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine with nine hospitals in the ITV News London region giving the approved jab.

The UK is the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer vaccine after regulators approved its use last week.

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens praised those involved in delivering the new vaccine programme.

“Less than a year after the first case of this new disease was diagnosed, the NHS has now delivered the first clinically approved Covid-19 vaccination – that is a remarkable achievement,” Sir Simon said.

“A heartfelt thank you goes to everyone who has made this a reality – the scientists and doctors who worked tirelessly, and the volunteers who selflessly took part in the trials. They have achieved in months what normally takes years," he added.

Here is a list of the NHS England hospitals in the ITV News London region administering the vaccine.

  • Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust

  • Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust

  • Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Mid and South Essex Hospitals Trust

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS FT

  • University College Hospitals Trust

You can see the full list here.

People aged 80 and older, care home workers and NHS workers who are at higher risk are at the front of the queue for the jabs.

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