Stoke-on-Trent MPs welcome acceleration of vaccine rollout in Stoke-on-Trent:
- Through the Vaccines Delivery Plan, 92,356 doses have been administered in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire
- In total, more than 5 million doses have been administered to over 4.6 million people across the United Kingdom – meaning we are leading the world as we ramp up our vaccination programme
- Another 65 pharmacy sites across England have been announced today, starting this week and next, to deliver vaccines from this, including Millers Pharmacy in Longton as the government ensures all parts are the country are well served
Jack Brereton MP, Jonathan Gullis MP, and Jo Gideon MP have welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
Already across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, 92,356 vaccinations have been administered, as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 priority groups by mid-February. In the area, 691,549 people have received a vaccine, with 756,433 doses administered in total across the area.
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme. So far, more than 5 million vaccinations have been administered to 4.6 million people – the fourth highest per capita, behind only Bahrain, the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
The Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how it aims to administer 2 million doses of vaccines by the end of January, as well as offering vaccines to every elderly are home resident by the end of the month. So far, more than half of those over 80s and care home residents have received a vaccine.
On top of this, the Government is opening up new vaccination sites every day as part of our Vaccine Delivery Plan to ensure everyone is within 10 miles of a vaccination centre. Jack has welcomed Millers Pharmacy in Longton becoming one of the latest places to begin administering the vaccination. 65 pharmacy sites are joining the programme this week and early next week with more to come.
Commenting, Jack Brereton MP said:
“The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in our country’s history, has got off to a fantastic start thanks to the hard work of all of those involved.
“It’s great to see that so many people in my area have received the vaccine as we lead the world in our fight back against coronavirus.
“We now see a further acceleration of vaccines in Stoke-on-Trent and I would encourage everyone to get theirs when they are contacted to do so.”
Jonathan Gullis MP said:
“I am absolutely delighted to see over 5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to our most vulnerable in society, with close to 100,000 here in Stoke. This number will only continue to grow with the Vaccine Delivery Plan and it is thanks to all our incredible healthcare heroes which have lead to the success of the vaccine rollout.
I look forward to the addition of the Milton pharmacy to the list of available sites for vaccinations.”
Jo Gideon MP said:
“Having had the opportunity to visit a local vaccine centre in Hanley last week, I was delighted to see first-hand the fantastic work that’s already being done on the ground by our nurses, doctors and volunteers. We have made great headway across Stoke-on-Trent, and this acceleration of the Government’s Vaccine Delivery Plan will continue that momentum.”
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said:
“Vaccines are the way out of the pandemic and this historic rollout will cover every corner of the country. Community pharmacists have been phenomenal and will have a pivotal role to play in the continued expansion of the programme.
“Through the UK vaccine delivery plan, over four million people have already received their jab. From hospitals to pharmacies, sports clubs to places of worship – we’re making sure the vaccine is as accessible as possible.
“In the meantime it is vital everyone continues to play their part in this national effort by staying at home to protect the NHS.”