While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to discuss one of the coronavirus vaccines for emergency use next December 10th, the UK medicines regulator is posed to license one of the coronavirus vaccines for emergency use within days as the Armed Forces and the NHS urgently start preparing for its distribution at around 10 ‘vaccine hubs’.
The UK has put in orders for early access to 357 million doses of seven coronavirus vaccines – as people who signed up to help others at the start of the pandemic are being drafted in for the mass vaccination effort.
Ministers are preparing for a decision as soon as today, which would allow it to be administered as early as next week. NHS England last night published its full contract specification for GP practices delivering Covid jabs.
A letter sent to all practices suggests that it may be necessary for some staff to vaccinate patients on Christmas Day.
Vaccination sites are expected to be able to deliver at least around 1,000 jabs per week.The contract to vaccinate begins next Tuesday and GPs will be paid aprox. $28 for every two jabs they administer.
Regulations have been changed to allow those who are not healthcare professionals to give the jab. All vaccinations will be supervised by a healthcare professional.