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The UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that Moderna Inc.’s covid vaccine will be rolled out for the first time on Wednesday, which will help reduce concerns over the shortage of AstraZeneca’s jabs, per Bloomberg.

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“Moderna shot would first be offered in west Wales. It is the third approved vaccine to be offered in Britain, alongside shots from AstraZeneca and partners  Pfizer Inc.  and  BioNTech SE, and its rollout is around two weeks earlier than expected.”

“The UK has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna’s two-shot vaccine, enough for 8.5 million people.”

“The U.K. government has secured vaccines on behalf of the entire nation and the vaccination program has shown our country working together at its best.”

“Wherever you live, when you get the call, get the jab.”