NHS to start rolling out Covid vaccine to under-50s by end of January, leaked docs claim
THE NHS is set to roll out its coronavirus vaccine programme for the under-50s as early as January, it has been revealed.
Leaked documents reveal that the whole country could be vaccinated by as soon as April.
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It comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock today stated that the UK is just "weeks away" from Covid vaccine programme.
As soon as the jabs are revealed to be safe, the NHS will gear up for a huge roll out across the nation to keep people safe from coronavirus.
It was also announced today that Pfizer has applied to the US regulator to push through its coronavirus vaccine for approval.
If the vaccine is approved in the US, it could be ready by mid-December offering hope Brits could get getting the jab in just a matter of weeks.
Papers seen by the Health Service Journal state that the adult population could start to receive the jab before the end of January.
Documents seen by the publication are dated November 13 and were shared amongst regional NHS leaders yesterday.
The documents set out which groups of people will get the jab first.
The pencilled in dates would rely on seven million jabs being available by next month.
There has been some anti-vax sentiment in the UK and the current NHS plan relies on their being a 75 per cent take up on vaccine programmes.
From the beginning of December, care home residents staff and healthcare workers are set to receive the jab.
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