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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL14764, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that those who have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine receive the second dose within 12 weeks.

Answered on

23 April 2021

To ensure the dosing schedule is maintained, vaccine supplies have already been set aside to ensure that everyone who has already received their first dose will receive their second dose within 12 weeks of their first. There are currently no delays in the administration of the second dose of the vaccine.

The National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) is the centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes established by NHS England. If an individual is invited for a COVID-19 vaccination via a general practitioner (GP) this information is entered onto to the patients’ GP record after vaccination and on the NIMS. A second vaccination appointment can then be offered to the patient in the following 12-week period. Where a patient has been invited to book their own appointment, they will also be required to book their second appointment 11 to 12 weeks after the first.

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Department of Health and Social Care