Covid-19 vaccines: how they work and who is eligible if you have a disability or chronic illness – Disability Horizons

The first three Covid-19 vaccines – Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna – have been approved in the UK. Read on to learn more about the vaccines and understand who is eligible and when.

We’re updating this article regularly with new information, so you can keep up to date.

UPDATED: 19/04/2021

Which Covid-19 vaccines have been approved?

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved in November 2020 in the UK and begun being administered on 8th December 2020. Millions of people have already received their first dose.

On 30th December 2020, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use in the UK. It was rolled out alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine from Monday 4th January 2021.

The Moderna vaccine was approved by the MHRA for use in the UK on 8th January 2021, with 17 million doses pre-ordered. The first doses were administered to patients in Wales and Scotland on 7th April 2021 and England administered the first doses on 13th April 2021. Northern Ireland is due to follow suit soon.

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