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Al Jazeera 11 Jan 2021

UK to boost COVID immunisation drive with mass vaccination sites


As the UK accelerates its vaccination programme, its chief medical officer has issued a dire warning about the capacity of hospitals to treat the rising number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
The outbreak continues to surge and severe restrictions will likely be in place for another three months.
The British government is opening mass vaccination centres across the UK to boost capacity, as part of efforts to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19 inoculations that the government wants to deliver to all vulnerable people by the middle of next month.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from one of the vaccination centres in North London.

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