Seven major vaccination centres have opened their doors in England. The sites are located in sports stadiums and a horse racing track in cities such as London, Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester.
The NHS health service says that hundreds of other injection sites will open their doors this week. This brings the total number of injection sites in the country to 1,200.
About 600,000 people over 80 who live less than a 45-minute drive from one of the new centres are approached by letter. They can make an appointment by telephone or via the internet or wait until an injection site opens nearby.
The United Kingdom was the first European country to vaccinate last month and has now approved three corona vaccines: these are products from Oxford / AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.
It is planned that around 14 million people will be vaccinated by mid-February.