The NHS have been instructed to prepare for mass Covid-19 vaccinations for the public, with up to 1,500 GP practices and drive-through centre prepare to dispense at least 1,000 jabs per week. This will be one of the biggest immunisation drives in British history.
It has been announced that the NHS will be ready to deliver jabs as soon as they are delivered, with ten million doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine due to be delivered by the end of this year.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, announced that the British regulators will be able to make a judgement on the safety of the vaccine within days of the formal licence application. This is expected in late November, after which the vaccine will be ready to be delivered to thousands of GP practices and covid centres throughout the country.
NHS bosses warned GPs that “the additional workload of a Covid-19 vaccination programme may require practices to prioritise clinical activity”. It has been released that GPs and practice nurses will be paid £12.58 for each vaccine dose administered/
Meanwhile, it does not seem that the virus is subduing as the Government’s daily figures on Tuesday showed 532 Covid-19 deaths in the UK in the previous 24 hours, up from 194 on Monday. The figure is the highest recorded since May 12 and brings total deaths in the UK to 49,770, a toll set to top 50,000 tomorrow.