‘Absolute concentration’ says Nadhim Zahawi to vaccinate 13.9 million people by mid-February
U.K. U.K. Nadhim Zahawi, Minister of Vaccines, has pledged a “massive increase” in the number of coronavirus vaccinations carried out this week, while saying it would be a “challenge.” to meet the government’s goal of 13.9 million vaccinations by February.
“My absolute focus is to achieve 13.9 million … Vaccinations by mid-February, that’s my target and I’m confident that the NHS has a plan and we will achieve that target.” Zahawi, the minister responsible for implementing the vaccine, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program.
A fifth of those over 80 are now vaccinated, he said.
He added, “Your listeners will see that the number [of vaccinations done]will continue to increase.”
“the target is big and hard enough as it is.”the objective is big and challenging enough as it is.
On Wednesday, the government was under pressure to lay out the specifics of its plans to expand the vaccination program, but faced charges that it had overlooked a “army” of small pharmacies ready to play a part in the rollout.
Sandra Gidley, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said there were thousands of “ready, willing and able” pharmacies to assist.
And the Daily Telegraph was told by Simon Dukes, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Negotiating Services Committee, “We told the NHS that we were ready, willing and able to help.”
But we were greeted by a de facto silence.
Fast Guide Who will first receive the latest Covid 19 vaccine in the UK?
A list of categories of individuals who will be given preference in the United Kingdom to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine has been released by the Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization. The list will be:
1 All 80-year-olds and older adults, as well as health and social care practitioners.
2 Someone who is 75 and older.
3 Someone who is 70 years of age and over.
4 Someone who is 65 and older.
5 Adults under 65 years of age who are at high risk of serious illness and Covid-19 mortality.
6 People under 65 years of age with a modest risk of serious illness and Covid-19 mortality.
7 All people over 60 years of age.
8 All people over 55 years of age.
9 All people who are 50 years of age and above.
10 The rest of the population.
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“We’re going to make sure that community pharmacies and the independent sector are involved and that we deliver what I think is a very credible plan.”We will ensure that community pharmacies and the independent sector are involved and that we deliver a very credible plan that I think is.
The dispute over what role pharmacies could play came as the third national lockdown in England legally took effect overnight, with a retrospective parliamentary vote expected to go smoothly on the steps due later on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson will unveil a support plan for young people after pupils in England have been told the GCSE this year and A-level exams are to be scrapped.
Dr. Susan Hopkins, deputy director of the Public Health England (PHE) National Infectious Disease Service, said coronavirus cases are still growing.
This is the most dangerous situation we’ve had in this pandemic so far,”This position is the most serious we’ve had so far in this pandemic,” “We are now seeing hospital numbers of patients that are 40 percent higher than the cases at the March/April peak.
And we know there is a continuing spike in cases in the population.
And that means we expect more hospitalizations to be seen, and we expect more deaths to be seen.
She said, however, that over the past year, medics have gained expertise in the treatment of Covid-19 and have access to more treatments.
Zahawi said that “stretching,” was the target of vaccinating nearly 14 million individuals by next month, but he was sure it would be accomplished.
“It’s a big target, and I think the prime minister is right to set challenging targets. We need to get on with it and do it as quickly but as safely as possible.”
The shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, told Sky News that it was necessary to “make sure the government machine is absolutely focused on making sure there is no red tape, for example, for those who want to come back to the NHS … and to make sure