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    The United Kingdom announced the start of a mass vaccination campaign earlier this month after the country approved the Pfizer/ BioNTech anti-coronavirus medication.

    Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney became one of the first celebrities to get the anti-COVID jab on Friday, The Sun reported on Friday. The 78-year-old musician, who belongs to the third tier of people eligible to receive the vaccine, expressed his hope that the campaign will help the country to overcome the disease.

    "The vaccine will get us out of this", McCartney told The Sun in an interview. "I think we'll come through it, I know we'll come through, and it's great news about the vaccine. I'll have it as soon as I'm allowed".
    Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The United Kingdom is beginning its vaccination campaign to inoculate people against the COVID-19 virus.
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    Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The United Kingdom is beginning its vaccination campaign to inoculate people against the COVID-19 virus.

    In the meantime, at least 130,000 Britons have received COVID shots, according to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi. The vaccine was first offered to care home residents and staff, and after that - to frontline healthcare and social workers, with senior citizens following them.

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