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24 hour vaccination roll out to start in London this month

by LLB staff reporter
18th Jan 21 8:28 am

The government has announced on Monday that London will pilot a 24 hour vaccination roll out before the end of January.

The vaccines Minister, Nadhim Zahawi said the scheme could be expanded once trialled in hospitals across London.

Zahawi told Sky News, to ensure the most vulnerable people can be vaccinated first, the NHS will be “targeting forensically who we want to protect.”

He did warn that there is a “limited supply” of the vaccine which “needs to get into the arms of the most vulnerable.”

He added that the 8am to 8pm vaccination “works much more conveniently for those who are over 80 and then as you move down the age groups it becomes much more convenient for people to go late at night and in the early hours.”

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Zahawi said, “We now have built a deployment infrastructure that can deploy as much vaccine as it comes through.

“And so it’s the vaccine supply, which remains lumpy, it remains challenging, you may have read over the weekend probably some of the challenges around Pfizer and of course Oxford/AstraZeneca, but I’m confident we can meet our target mid-Feb, (for) those top four cohorts.”

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