UK begins rollout of Moderna COVID vaccine

Elle Taylor, 24, who cares for her 82-year-old grandmother became the first person to receive the Moderna shot in Britain .

Britain has surged ahead of the rest of Europe in the race to vaccinate its population, with almost half of its citizens receiving a first dose, but supply issues from its main Oxford-AstraZeneca shot have slowed progress in recent days.

Britain distributed almost 96,000 shots on Sunday and just over 105,000 on Monday, the lowest figures since the government started publishing daily numbers in January.