British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised that all adults will receive a COVID vaccine by the end of July as part of the “roadmap” for lifting the lockdown.
Johnson said that all 45 million people living in the country have been invited to receive their first dose two months earlier than previously promised.
Johnson said the faster vaccine rollout would help protect the most vulnerable such as senior citizens sooner.
“But there should be no doubt-the route out of lockdown will be cautious and phased, as we all continue to protect ourselves and those around us,” said Johnson.
A final version of the roadmap will be deliberated by the Cabinet sub-committee known as “Covid S”, which is due to meet on Sunday.
Proposals in the road map included the reopening of schools and allowing visits to care homes starting March 8.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the country has enough supplies to accelerate the vaccine drive.
National Health Service England chief Simon Stevens claimed that the vaccine rollout was contributing to a fall in hospital admissions and that there were visible signs.