CARE home residents and NHS staff will be first in line for the Pfizer vaccine, experts have confirmed.
People aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk will be sixth in line for the jab after older age groups.
It comes as health regulators revealed that the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, which is 95 per cent effective has been given the green light to be rolled out across the UK.
The Pfizer jab is the first to have been given the go-ahead and several others, such as the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab are also waiting to be assessed by the regulators.
Both experts and politicians have hailed the development, but warned that the country "can't lower our guard yet".
Care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and the extremely vulnerable will be among the 800,000 to get the jab in the first wave next week, it was confirmed.
After the most vulnerable people have received the vaccine the over 60s will receive the jab.
This will be followed by the over 55s and 50s before the rest of the population is able to be vaccinated.
Britain is this first country in the world to get the jab and experts have hailed it as a "historic moment".
Pfizer Covid vaccine priority list is confirmed as jab chiefs reveal who will get first doses next week
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