January 2021 \ Diaspora News \ DIASPORA NEWS
British Indian couple receives Covid-19 vaccine

As UK began one of the largest vaccination drives ...

Shukla, who was born in Kenya, said, “I’m so pleased we are hopefully coming towards the end of this pandemic and I am delighted to be doing my bit by having the vaccine, I feel it is my duty to do so and do whatever I can to help.”

“Having been in contact with the NHS, I know how hard they all work and the greatest respect for them - they have a heart of gold and I am grateful for everything they have done to keep us safe during the pandemic,” he said.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said: “This marks a huge step forward in the UK’s fight against corona virus, as we begin delivering the vaccine to the first patients across the whole country. I am immensely proud of the scientists who developed the vaccine, members of the public who took part in trials and the NHS who have worked tirelessly to prepare for rollout.”

British regulators approved the Pfizer vaccine on December 2, and the country has received 800,000 doses, enough to vaccinate 400,000 people. The first shots are given to people over 80 years of age, who are either hospitalized or already have outpatient appointments scheduled, along with nursing home workers and vaccination staff.