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Britain ‘on course to vaccinate all adults by early June’

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Analysis taken out by Airfinity estimates that every adult should be offered at least one dose of a vaccine by June 10.

This will be around six weeks ahead of schedule and two months before the European Union, which aims to vaccinate all adults by the first week of August.

The forecast, published in The Times, assumes that nearly two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be rolled out each week, along with 600,000 doses of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine and 90,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

From April, the government will also start rolling out a million doses a week of the Novax jab and 254,000 from Janssen.

The new research will come as a boost for ministers who chose not to join the EU’s vaccine procurement scheme. The EU’s vaccine rollout had been plagued by delays.

Dr Katharina Hauck, from Imperial College London, estimates that lockdown is costing the UK economy £18 billion a month.

It means that the vaccine programme, thought to cost around £12 billion, will pay for itself by the end of summer.

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