Prayer #258: For COVID-19 Vaccination in the U.K.
The United Kingdom (U.K.), is, as of today, the first Western nation to begin vaccination for COVID-19. The U.K. government has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine, which will be given through 2021 and will be the biggest vaccination in the U.K.'s history. Right now, the first recipients are being vaccinated from the initial allotment of 800,000 doses. These first vaccinations will be done through 50 hospitals in the U.K. Each person vaccinated will receive two doses, 21 days apart, of the Pfizer vaccine, a drug that must be carefully handled and stored at a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celcius. The first vaccinations will be given to nursing home staff, people over 80 years old, and health and social care workers.
Pray for these first vaccinations in the U.K. to go expeditiously. We thank God that the vaccine is now available, especially to those at the highest risk and to front line workers in the health care field. Pray that as a result of these vaccinations, the COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations would continue to go down in the U.K., after having experienced a surge that appears to have peaked in mid-November.
Ps. 147:11: "But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love."