Team Lopez - Julia has welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
Already in East London Health and Care Partnership, 77,117 vaccinations have been administered, as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 priority groups by mid-February. In London, 376,353 people have received a vaccine, with 426,894 doses administered in total across the area.
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme. So far, more than 5 million vaccinations have been administered to 4.6 million people – the fourth highest per capita, behind only Bahrain, the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
The Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how it aims to administer 2 million doses of vaccines by the end of January, as well as offering vaccines to every elderly are home resident by the end of the month. So far, more than half of those over 80s and care home residents have received a vaccine.
On top of this, the Government is opening up new vaccination sites every day as part of its Vaccine Delivery Plan to ensure everyone is within 10 miles of a vaccination centre. Julia has welcomed the announcement that 65 pharmacy sites are joining the programme this week and early next week with more to come.