ACCORDING to reports, NHS hospitals across the country could have COVID vaccines as early as Wednesday, December 2.
Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, has been stating for several weeks that the NHS should have a vaccine available to them by Christmas and that now appears to be the case following reports in the Telegraph stating the Pfizer/BioNtech jab is set to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and doses could be available within days.
Pfizer has said it would not release any doses until approval had been given by the MHRA, but if/when it does, the vaccine’s production plant in Belgium will move it to storage hubs in Britain, and then it will be moved on to NHS hospitals.
Care home residents and staff will likely be given the first doses followed by anyone aged 80 and over, care workers and NHS staff.
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