With more than 2700 vaccine sites across the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is expecting to see at least 2 million vaccinations per week as the Government sets out its plan for vaccinating tens of millions of people by the Spring.
The UK Covid-19 vaccines delivery plan sets out how the Government will work with the NHS, devolved administrations, local councils and the armed forces to deliver the largest vaccination programme in British history.
Full details of the 47-page plan can be found at GOV.UK.
By the end of January, everyone in England will be within 10 miles of a vaccination site except for a small number of highly rural areas where the vaccine will be brought to people via mobile teams.
All residents and staff in more than 10,000 care homes across the country will be offered an injection by the end of the month.
A workforce of over 80,000 health professionals will help in the delivery of the programme across the different vaccination sites, with more than 200,000 additional members of the public expressing their interest in helping with the non-clinical elements of the rollout such as administrative support, logistics, stewards and first aiders.
The expansion of the programme will also mean all adults will be offered a vaccine by the Autumn.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 'Our UK Covid-19 vaccines delivery plan maps our route back to normality, but it does not mean we can be complacent and it is mission critical that everybody abides by the restrictions in the coming weeks.'
Through the Vaccines Taskforce, the UK has secured early access to 367 million doses of seven of the most promising vaccines so far.
Interim Chairman of the Taskforce, Clive Dix, said: 'We have worked at unprecedented pace and scale to ensure Britain receives vaccines that meet strict safety standards as quickly as possible. The UK has led the world in procuring, authorising and deploying vaccines and I am confident that, working closely with manufacturers, we are ready and able to meet the Government’s target for vaccinations.'
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