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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 136060, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his policy on vaccination is to (a) restrict the distribution of vaccinations in order to ensure that vaccinations for each priority groups is completed in turn across the country, or (b) to make vaccinations available to any vaccination centre that has capacity in order to maximise the overall number of people who are vaccinated, allowing some centres to start vaccinating the next priority groups in one area, before previous groups are completely vaccinated elsewhere.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 March 2021

Targeted deliveries are being made to areas where there are more people left to vaccinate in the priority cohorts, proportionate to the at-risk population they have registered. This should allow any existing disparities to be addressed, alongside standing up community pharmacy and additional vaccination centres across the country to ensure access for everyone. Each Primary Care Network site receives their own supply and work has been carried out with local clinical commissioning groups to ensure that vaccine supply aligns with the number of registered patients in the priority cohort groups. Where sites may progress through their supply more quickly than others, NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with vaccination sites across the country to ensure that supplies are replenished to continue vaccinating our most vulnerable and to ensure an adequate and consistent supply of vaccine.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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