Army could be drafted in to deliver ‘moonshot’ vaccination drive

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Army could be drafted in to deliver ‘moonshot’ vaccination drive at empty NHS Nightingale hospital sites – as government’s screening advisers say they’ve NOT been consultedOfficials say soldiers are needed to dish out the tens of millions of jabs to publicTroops may be deployed to the NHS Nightingale hospitals and other public sitesNHS bosses have been tasked with creating vaccination plans by end of OctoberGovernment screening advisers say they’ve not been consulted over ‘Moonshot’By James Gant For Mailonline Published: 03:25 EDT, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 04:03 EDT, 12 September 2020 The Army could be drafted in to deliver a ‘moonshot’ vaccination drive at empty NHS Nightingale hospital sites, it has emerged.Officials believe soldiers are needed to dish out the tens of millions of jabs to the public when a vaccine is ready.Troops could be deployed to the makeshift hospitals – which have been empty since the first Covid wave ended – and other public buildings.Health service bosses have been tasked with creating these vaccination plans by the end of next month in case a vaccine is ready in the winter.It comes as the government’s screening advisers said they have not been consulted over Boris Johnson’s ambitious Operation Moonshot. Officials believe soldiers (pictured …

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