Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be rolled out in UK from Monday - Hancock

A news conference at 10 Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be rolled out in Britain from Monday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said after the shot was approved by regulators.

"We'll get going on this from Monday," he told the BBC. "The number (of doses) that will be ready for next week is in the hundreds of thousands, and then the numbers increase."

(Reporting by Paul Sandle)