“With the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines and Aldersley Leisure Village being set up as a local vaccination hub, we are heading in the right direction. While there is still some way to go, it provides fresh hope that we can beat this virus. I would encourage everyone to get the vaccine when they are called to do so.”
Our UK Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how we will expand and accelerate our rollout, creating the largest vaccination programme in British history.
More than 32 million people have been given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Jabs have been offered to everyone aged 50 and over, health and care workers and clinically vulnerable. Over 92% of those in the Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group have received their first dose of the vaccine. people aged 45 to 49 in England can now book appointments through the NHS booking service. The NHS will continue to offer vaccines to people in cohorts 1 to 9 who have not yet come forward.
Vaccinations in Wolverhampton are being delivered by local Primary Care Networks, coordinated and overseen by Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and the NHS. People will be contacted when the vaccine is available for them. The CCG has 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.
Supply: We have invested £230 million in vaccine manufacturing, and have built a 457 million-dose portfolio of different types of vaccines to give the UK the best possible chance of having a highly effective vaccine. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZenca vaccines are now being deployed - of which we have secured 140 million doses.
Prioritisation. The top four priority groups account for 88 per cent of Covid death – and we have met our target of offering a vaccine to everyone in these groups. We hope to reach everyone in cohorts 1 to 9 (around 27 million people in England and 32 million across the UK) by the end of April, and we will set out our plans for the phase beyond that in due course.
Places. Over 98 per cent of the population in England live within 10 miles of a vaccination site, and by spring, we will have 2,700 vaccination sites across the UK.
People. Over the past few months, we have recruited and trained an 80,000 strong vaccination workforce, including retired clinicians, the armed forces, pharmacists, and volunteers. And over 200,000 members of the public and businesses have offered non-clinical support and help with the logistics of the programme.
Last Updated: 13/04/21.