The Government last night set out its plan for the mass delivery of our covid vaccines, which will see tens of millions of people be immunised by the spring at over 2,700 vaccination sites across the UK.
By the end of this month this plan will see capacity to deliver 2 million vaccines per week across England, using a network of 206 active hospital sites, 50 vaccination centres, and 1,200 local vaccination sites, such as those already up and running at Chertsey Hall and the Hythe Centre, Egham. Mobile vaccination units are also up and running, vaccinating staff and residents in care homes.
Dr Ben Spencer MP said:
This is the largest vaccination programme ever in the UK, and to be able to be able to deliver it on this scale at speed is a testament to the work of everyone involved, from the scientists, administrators, logistics professionals and of course those delivering the vaccinations on the front line.
This plan will ensure every at risk person has access to a vaccination centre wherever they live, and all adults will be offered vaccination by the autumn.
The vaccination deliver 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 are available here.
While the vaccination programme offers a solution to the current restrictions, until it can be delivered it remains essential that everyone follows the rules in place to reduce transmission and protect those most vulnerable. Rates across Surrey continue to increase, along with hospital admissions and pressure on NHS capacity. The latest covid statistics for Surreyare available here.