27 Dec, 2020 12:00 am

Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic By Reuters

Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic By Reuters
'The beginning of the end': Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic

She told staff at her care home in Guadalajara near Madrid she hadn't felt a thing.Slovakia also went ahead with some inoculations of healthcare staff on Saturday and in Germany, a small number of people at a care home for the elderly were inoculated a day early too."I'm happy I will now be able to see my great-grandchildren," said Branka Anicic, a resident of a care home in Zagreb and the first person to get a shot in Croatia.Los Olmos nursing home resident Araceli receives the first injection nationwide, with a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Guadalajara p By Isla Binnie and Giselda Vagnoni MADRID/ROME (Reuters) -Europe launched a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.

The vaccination drive is all the more urgent because of the concern around a new variant of the virus linked to a rapid expansion of cases in Britain." In Italy, the first country in Europe to record significant numbers of infections, 29-year-old nurse Claudia Alivernini was one of three medical staff at the head of the queue for the shot developed by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) and BioNTech.

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