Well being secretary Matt Hancock stated the approaching week can be ‘historic’ (Image: PA)
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will likely be ‘the biggest scale immunisation programme in UK historical past’, in line with a prime well being boss.
The NHS is working by means of the weekend to organize for the primary coronavirus vaccines arriving at hospitals on Monday.
Well being secretary Matt Hancock stated the approaching week can be a ‘historic second’, as the primary jabs are set to be administrated on Tuesday.
Individuals aged 80 and over, care residence employees and NHS employees who’re at increased threat would be the first group to get the jab.
There may be nonetheless no assured date for when care residence residents will likely be vaccinated, regardless of them being on the prime of the precedence record, with Well being Secretary Matt Hancock saying there are nonetheless ‘important challenges’ to beat.
The vaccine rollout has been named ‘one of many best challenges the NHS has ever confronted’.
NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis stated: ‘Regardless of the large complexities, hospitals will kickstart the primary part of the biggest scale vaccination marketing campaign in our nation’s historical past from Tuesday.
The jabs need to be saved at -70C (Image: PA)
The NHS has spent the weekend getting ready to start out rolling out the jabs on Tuesday (Image: PA/Getty)
‘The primary tranche of vaccine deliveries will likely be touchdown at hospitals by Monday in readiness.
‘The NHS has a robust file of delivering giant scale vaccination programmes – from the flu jab, HPV vaccine and lifesaving MMR jabs – hardworking employees will as soon as once more rise to the problem to guard essentially the most susceptible folks from this terrible illness.’
Mr Hancock stated: ‘This coming week will likely be an historic second as we start vaccination in opposition to Covid-19.
‘We’re prioritising essentially the most susceptible first, and over-80s, care residence employees and NHS colleagues will all be among the many first to obtain the vaccines.
‘We’re doing all the pieces we are able to to verify we are able to overcome important challenges to vaccinate care residence residents as quickly as doable too.
‘I urge everyone to play their half to suppress this virus and comply with the native restrictions to guard the NHS whereas they perform this important work.’
The primary 50 hospital hubs to get the coronavirus vaccine
Mid and South Essex NHS Basis Belief
Milton Keynes College Hospital NHS Basis Belief
East Suffolk And North Essex NHS Basis Belief
North West Anglia NHS Basis Belief
James Paget College Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
Norfolk And Norwich College Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
Cambridge College Hospital NHS Basis Belief
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Belief
Royal Free London NHS Basis Belief
Man’s and St Thomas’ NHS Basis Belief
Croydon Well being Providers NHS Belief
St George’s College Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
King’s School Hospital NHS Basis Belief – Denmark Hill
King’s School Hospital NHS Basis Belief – Princess Royal College Hospital
Walsall Healthcare NHS Belief
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Basis Belief
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
College Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Belief
Royal Stoke Hospital
Northampton Common Hospital NHS Belief
College Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Basis Belief
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Belief
Nottingham College Hospitals NHS Belief
Shrewsbury And Telford Hospital NHS Belief
Sheffield Instructing Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
North Cumbria Built-in Care NHS Basis Belief
Hull College Instructing Hospitals NHS Belief
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
Leeds Instructing Hospitals NHS Belief
South Tees NHS Belief
Wirral College Instructing Hospital
Liverpool College Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Basis Belief
Salford Royal NHS Basis Belief
Stockport NHS Basis Belief
Blackpool Instructing Hospital
Lancashire Instructing Hospital Belief
Frimley Well being NHS Basis Belief – Wexham Park Hospital
Oxford College Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
East Kent Hospitals NHS Basis Belief – William Harvey Hospital
Brighton And Sussex College Hospitals NHS Belief – Royal Sussex County Hospital
Portsmouth College Hospitals Belief
Royal Surrey NHS Basis Belief
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Basis Belief
Dorset County Hospital NHS Basis Belief
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Belief
College Hospitals Plymouth NHS Belief
Nice Western Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Basis Belief
North Bristol NHS Belief
The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine must be saved at -70C earlier than being thawed out and may solely be moved 4 occasions inside that chilly chain earlier than getting used.
Public Well being England stated it has secured 58 specialised Twin Guard ultra-low temperature freezers which may retailer about 5 million doses.
There are 50 vaccination hubs in England’s first wave of the programme with extra hospitals to vaccinate over the approaching weeks and months.
A Downing Avenue spokeswoman stated the Authorities has been ‘working day and night time to battle in opposition to coronavirus, taking the precise steps on the proper time to ship a method to guard our NHS and save lives and livelihoods’.
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