Tuesday, December 14, 2021

UK government unveils ‘largest vaccination programme in British history’

The UK’s COVID-19 Vaccines Delivery Plan, revealed yesterday, has set out the government’s ambitions to get ‘tens of millions of people’ vaccinated by spring 2021.

Included within the plan are a number of goals set out by the government, with the overarching aim of rapidly scaling up the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

This includes the aim for everyone in England to be within ten miles of a vaccination site by the end of January, with vaccines also set to be offered to people living in ‘highly rural areas’ via mobile teams.

In addition, the plan details the potential for the NHS to deliver at least two million vaccinations per week in England by the end of January.

The government is also aiming to offer all residents and staff in care homes across England a vaccine by the end of the month.

According to the government, this will be made possible through the ‘rapid’ expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, with vaccinations now set to be available at 206 active hospital sites, 50 vaccination centres and around 1,200 local vaccination sites.

The government added that the expansion of the programme will mean all adults will be offered a vaccine by the autumn.

“It’s taken a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to make such an incredible start to this ambitious deployment programme. Our vaccine deployment plan sets out exactly how we will harness these efforts to expand the programme quickly and safely,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

“Our UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan maps our route back to normality, but it does not mean we can be complacent and it is mission critical that everybody abides by the restrictions in the coming weeks,” he added,

The plan also reiterates Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to offer the first vaccine dose to all people in the top four priority groups – identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – by 15 February.

Source link

Latest Articles

Widely used chemical linked to 1,00,000 US deaths per year: Study

NEW YORK: Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers to makeup, may lead to approximately 100,000 deaths...

Foods to Reduce Inflammation and Strengthen the Immune System

Did you know that you can greatly reduce inflammation and boost your immune system by simply incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods and beverages into your...

Personal Selling

INTRODUCTION Early sellers and traders were not held in high esteem. The Roman word for salesman meant ‘Cheater’ and...

Building Muscle on a Vegan Diet

There are a lot of  misconceptions surrounding veganism. The notion that those who practice it are lacking in protein and therefore muscles is the...

Electrodes in brain new hope for severe cases of epilepsy

Neurosurgeons at All India Institute of Medical Sciences have devised a new technique for operating on children suffering from a severe form of epilepsy...