The Uk will receive its initial vaccines in a matter of hours not days. Uk health authorities state the imminent receipt of the selected vaccine. They confirm that the first batch of over 400 thousand doses. Will go to people in healthcare homes and their carers. Consequently, it will also be offered to people over 80. They claim that the US and others in Europe will follow their approval quickly. This was in answer to the question of whether the vaccine has met all their lead quickly. The US health authorities are rigorously going through their approval procedures to assure the American public. The vaccine is safe and is efficacious. several vaccines are in development which will be ready by the spring UK authorities state. They are especially hopeful for the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to be available by Christmas.