The first dose will equate to around 13.9 million people in England in the groups Boris Johnson said will have
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To fulfill the government’s target to vaccinate everybody in the four highest priority classes by mid-February, the NHS will need to administer about 2 million vaccinations a week beginning next week. According to the prime minister, the four categories that will receive an initial dose include around 12 million people in England.
The aim of Boris Johnson is to increase vaccination rates sharply, with much of the burden likely to fall on GPs, who said on Monday that staffing levels could restrict their ability to increase the number of vaccinations. All the four classes are people over 70, representing 7.5 million people, almost 3 million health and social care staff, about 1.3 million people under 70 who are clinically highly frail, and about 400,000 residents of nursing homes. A £10 incentive for every care home resident they vaccinate in January has already been given to GPs. Last month, approximately one million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine were administered, and on Monday, Matt Hancock, Minister of Health, said 530,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine were available to the NHS.
Another 450,000 doses were planned this week, said Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. Pascal Soriot, chief executive of AstraZeneca, said Dec. 30 that after providing one million a week in the first two weeks of the launch, his company will be able to provide two million doses a week. Doctors said that the AstraZeneca vaccine was more readily available and much easier to use in multiple locations because, unlike Pfizer’s vaccine, it only had to be stored at refrigerator temperature, which had to be kept at -70 ° C. We can administer them within a few days as long as we have the vaccines, so [delivery]is primarily dependent on supply,”As long as we have the vaccines, we can administer them within a few days, so [delivery]is primarily dependent on supply,” We should have supplies within weeks to give all nursing home residents the first dose. “Within weeks, we should have supplies to give the first dose to all nursing home residents. ” However, the government aims to give recipients only the first dose of the vaccine, with a delay of 12 weeks before the second dose, rather than the two to three weeks suggested by producers. This will “remove a huge number of people from the path of the virus and that will obviously allow us to lift many of the restrictions.” Nursing home operators said Monday that after the vaccines were done, they were unlikely to lift visitation restrictions to find out more about how they affect the spread of infection. In terms of opening up nursing homes on a wide scale, it feels right to be vigilant about what the vaccine would entail, said Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum, which represents non-profit care operators.