ELITE former intelligence officers and troopers have been drafted to guard Britain’s vaccine shares from being stolen, The Solar can reveal.
Vetted ex-officers from Military intelligence models and the safety companies are being sought to begin working instantly on the “Nationwide Vaccine Safety Programme” that hopes to be operational by Christmas.
The brand new Nationwide Vaccine Safety Programme has been nicknamed the V Staff
The unit – dubbed the V Staff – has been arrange by Whitehall officers amid fears the UK’s world beating vaccine deployment leaves the nation open to assault.
Final week ministers “wargamed” eventualities the place our vaccine shares had been raided by enemies as a part of Covid resilience assessments.
A job advert circulated amongst former particular forces and intelligence personnel says “this is a matter of nationwide significance so please dig deep and put your hand up if you’ll be able to take this on.”
However these providing their companies are warned to “keep in mind that that is HMG contracting, tax-payers cash and many others, so charges will likely be first rate however not excessive.”
ISSUE OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Those who join should be able to start work “instantly and be ready to work over Xmas” and thru to March and past.
It’s understood two senior officers from the Ministry of Defence have additionally seconded to vaccine safety.
Final night time a Well being division spokesman instructed The Solar: “The COVID-19 vaccination programme is the largest immunisation programme within the historical past of the NHS.
“Transporting giant quantities of vaccine across the nation to tons of of vaccination websites is a fancy logistical operation in partnership with a number of companies and organisations.
“Safety is a vital a part of that operation and officers from a variety of organisations have joined the programme to help with this very important work”