Covid vaccine in North next week

A Covid-19 vaccine will be available in Northern Ireland from early next week.

The Pfizer-BioNTech jab is said to be 95 per cent effective.

Britain is the first country in the world to approve the vaccine for widespread roll-out.

The British government has ordered 40 million doses.

Jemma Dolan is a Sinn Féin MLA, for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency.

She’s says this is a major breakthrough in the battle against Covid-19

British health officials are insisting no corners have been cut after it became the first country in the world to approve a Covid 19 vaccine for widespread use.

People in nursing homes, those over the age of 80 and healthcare workers will be the first to receive the vaccine.

The Republic of Ireland will have to wait a number of weeks for the approval of this vaccine as we use a different regulatory agency.

Public Expenditure Minister, Michael McGrath, says we have to be ready to roll it out.

The North’s Health Minister has warned people not to let their guard down now a vaccine has been approved in the UK.

Robin Swann has tweeted to say there will still be difficult days to come, but the future is brighter