UK speeds up vaccinations

LONDON (AP) — The British government declared on Sunday that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, as it prepared to set out a “cautious” plan to ease the country’s lockdown.

The previous aim was for all adults to get a jab by September.

The new target also calls for everyone 50 and over and those with an underlying health condition to get their first of two vaccine shots by April 15, rather than the previous date of May 1.

United Kingdom (UK) Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that “we now think that we have the supplies” to speed up vaccination.