To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the capacity of local healthcare services to plan their covid-19 vaccine supply in advance to ensure that all second doses are given on time, with reference to the short notice of vaccine deliveries.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
13 April 2021
COVID-19 vaccine supply is being managed at a national level by NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England to ensure all areas get the supply they need to offer a first vaccine to all registered priority cohorts and to ensure all patients can receive the second dose within 12 weeks of the first. All vaccinations are recorded on the National Immunisation Management Service and individual General Practitioner patient records to enable a second vaccines to be provided in line with national guidance on delivery of the second dose.