DHSC announce rollout programme of COVID vaccinations
The department of Health & Social Care have announced rollout plans for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Government has accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use. The MHRA have concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published advice for the priority groups to receive the vaccine, including care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and the clinically extremely vulnerable.
The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week. The NHS will begin putting their extensive preparations into action to provide care and support to all those eligible for vaccination.