Oyogist has learned that the prime minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has praised manufactures of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for saving “many millions of lives” as the UK marks becoming the first country to approve the COVID vaccine exactly one year ago.
The Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine was approved on the 30th of December 2020, as it became the second coronavirus jab approved shortly after Pfizer/BioNTech emerged, oyogist reports.
To date, almost 50 million Oxford/AstraZeneca doses have been administered in the UK.
Worldwide, 2.5 billion doses of the UK-made jab have been administered across more than 170 countries.
The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is famously cheaper and easier to store compared to the Pfizer/BioNTech.