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More than 600,000 people in UK get first Pfizer COVID vaccine dose

Dec 24 (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people in the United Kingdom have received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Thursday.

"The government has today published figures which show the number of people who have received the vaccine between 8 December and 20 December in the UK is 616,933," the Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement https://bit.ly/3mNRZwH. (Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Macfie)