NHS ‘to start COVID vaccination of all adults by end of January’

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The NHS hopes to start rolling out a coronavirus vaccination campaign in December (Getty) The NHS coronavirus vaccination programme could see everyone who wants it receiving their first dose by the Spring.The NHS’ current plan for the COVID vaccine rollout — dependent on the arrival of supplies — would see the whole adult population able to begin receiving it before the end of January, according to leaked documents seen by the Healthcare Service Journal.Under the plan, everyone who wants to would have been vaccinated by early April.There are currently 260 vaccines being tracked by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, according to AFP, with 11 in large-scale phase three trials.The NHS plans to create huge capacity for vaccinations across GP-run facilities, “large scale mass vaccination sites”, NHS trusts, and “roving models” for those who cannot travel.The data relies on a range of assumptions including that there will be 75 per cent takeup, outside of residential settings like care homes and prisons, where 100 per cent is expected. All UK adults willing to have a coronavirus vaccination could have received their first dose by April, reports have suggested (Getty)The plan also relies on supplies, including more than 7 million doses …

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