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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 136535, tabled on 12 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of covid-19 vaccination centres required for every (a) local authority and (b) 100,000 population.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 April 2021

Estimations for the number of vaccination centres required is based on a number of factors and not geographical location or relative population alone. The network of vaccination sites has been designed to scale up and fit the expected vaccine supply, resident priority populations at relevant deployment stage and to and ensure safe and easy access for the whole population.

The programme aims to offer everyone in England a vaccine service within 10 miles, and currently this is applicable for more than 98% of the population. In a small number of highly rural areas, the vaccination centre will be a mobile unit. In England, latest published data from 26 March shows that a total of 1,763 vaccination sites have now been established.

The network will continue to expand and evolve as we progress towards vaccinating all adults by the end of July. Further information on vaccine sites in England can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/vaccination-sites/

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