The government has published plans for the largest vaccination programme in British history, with more than 2.2 million people in the UK receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine dose,
The Government has set out its UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan for vaccinating tens of millions of people by the Spring. This includes conducting at least 2 million vaccinations per week with over 2,700 vaccine sites across the UK.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visited Epsom Racecourse on Monday 11th January to see its new mass-vaccination centre.
To date, more than 2.2 million people in the UK have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The number of people who received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine between 8 December to Sunday 10 January is 2,286,572. The breakdown in each nation is
• England: 1,959,151 • Scotland: 163,377 • Wales: 86,039 • Northern Ireland: 78,005
Up to Sunday 10th January, more than 2.6 million vaccine doses (2,675,213) were administered overall in the UK – excluding the number of second doses in Scotland. The Government and the NHS have also mobilised a workforce of over 80,000 health professionals to help in the delivery of the programme across the different vaccination sites, with over 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 daily vaccination statistics are published daily on the COVID-19 dashboard.
The NHS will be offering a vaccination to everyone in the top four priority groups as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation by 15 February. This includes: • all residents in a care home for older adults and their carers • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers • all those 75 years of age and over • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
Through the Vaccines Taskforce, the UK has secured early access to 367 million doses of 7 of the most promising vaccines so far. To date, the Government has invested over £230 million into manufacturing a successful vaccine. In the Chancellor’s Spending Review, published on 25 November, it was announced that the government has made more than £6 billion available to develop and procure successful vaccines.
See links below for a summary of the vaccine delivery plan announcement and the COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan in full: