THE Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to dish out Covid-19 vaccinations, according to reports.

Just over 50 hospital hubs across the UK are set to roll out the vaccine from next week, with patients aged 80 and over, and health and care workers expected to be the first to be vaccinated.

After that, it is anticipated GP surgeries will operate as vaccination centres.

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The UK has so far ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which was 95 per cent effective in clinical trials.

Ten million doses are expected in the UK by the end of the year.

As the vaccine has to be stored at -70c, the transport of it represents a huge logistical conundrum.

The vaccine has not been advised for pregnant women.