Coronavirus: Isle of Man vaccine supply 'proportionate to population'

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Mr Quayle said a vaccination programme was a "significant and complex logistical exercise"

The Isle of Man's supply of a newly approved Covid-19 vaccine will be "proportionate to our population", the chief minister has said.

Howard Quayle said the island would receive a number of doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which UK regulators approved earlier.

He said the drug offered "a path to a brighter 2021", but mass vaccination would "take time".

He added that the "most vulnerable groups will be prioritised".

Mr Quayle said a vaccination programme was a "significant and complex logistical exercise" and more details of the roll-out would be revealed at the government's weekly coronavirus briefing on Thursday.

"The most vulnerable groups will be prioritised for the vaccine, ensuring those at the highest risk are the first to benefit from the protection it offers," he added.

The island currently has no active Covid-19 cases for the first time since early September, after the remaining three confirmed cases completed their period of self-isolation.

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