Our UK Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how we will expand and accelerate our rollout, creating the largest vaccination programme in British history, with:
- 206 active hospital sites
- 50 large vaccination centres
- 1,200 local vaccination sites
So far, our Plan has allowed us to vaccinate over 2.3 million people – more than the rest of Europe combined. By the end of the month, everyone in England will be within 10 miles of a site or have a vaccine brought to them in highly remote areas.
By mobilising a workforce of over 80,000 from the NHS, armed forces, and government, with the support of potentially over 200,000 members of the public, we can commit to the following timetable:
- End of January – all residents and staff in over 10,000 care homes across the country will be offered a vaccine.
- February 15th – all those in the top four priority groups, who account for 88% of fatalities, will be offered a first dose.
- Spring – all nine high-risk groups for phase one of the programme (32 million people accounting for 99% of deaths) will be vaccinated.
- Autumn – All UK adults will have been offered a vaccine.
Vaccinations in Wolverhampton began in December 2020, delivered by local Primary Care Networks, coordinated and overseen by Wolverhampton CCG and the NHS. People will be contacted when the vaccine is available for them. Wolverhampton CCG have provided a patient facing information page detailing the current roll out plans: https://wolverhamptonccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/advice-on-health-care-2/covid-19-vaccine
It is necessary to be able to drive through the vaccination programme at pace. The vaccination centres - including at Millennium Point in Birmingham - were chosen from those ready to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly to give a geographical spread covering as many people as possible. Letters have been sent to people aged 80 or over who have not yet received a vaccination and live 30 to 45 minutes drive from one of the new sites and explain how they can book a slot – over the phone or online through the national booking service. The letters explain that people may have also been contacted by their GP services and if they have booked with them, they should take no further action and continue with their original booking.
Webpage Last Updated: 12/01/21.