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UK Begins Rollout of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in Wales

The UK rollout of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has begun in Wales, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. “The Moderna vaccine rollout begins today, starting with Carmarthen in Wales,” he wrote on Twitter. “We have ordered 17 million doses that will be going into arms across the UK in the coming weeks,” he said, adding, “Please get your jab as soon as you are contacted.” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “delighted” over the rollout. “The UK government has secured doses on behalf of the entire nation,” he wrote on Twitter. Public health is a devolved policy area in the UK, which means that the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are primarily in charge of the local fight against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as the novel coronavirus. Supplies of the vaccine arrived in Wales on Tuesday, and 5,000 doses were sent to …

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