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Coronavirus vaccine hopes have ignite over the last two weeks, as US developers came forwards with two provisionally effective jabs. While they have not yet recieved full approval for use by the general public, governments across the world have hailed them as a potential way out from the pandemic. The UK’s Government is among them, and recently announced its plans for rolling out the vaccine when one becomes available.
According to the HSJ, all adults would have a chance to get the jab when supplies become available some time next year.
They added everyone who opts to receive a vaccine will have had it by early April 2020.
But “priority cohorts” would recieve their doses first, with vaccinations in this category completed by February.
People will have the chance to choose whether they get the vaccination or not under these potential plans.
The plan states: “Eligible individuals will be able to book a vaccine at any available vaccination site of their choice irrespective of distance from their home address.”
The documents add health officials will not turn away people in select groups as they will vaccinations for different populations at the same time.
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The document, allegedly dated to November 13, was shared among NHS regional leaders and contains directions for “concurrent” vaccination.
While each group would receive a dose at a different time, officials would not need to complete one cohort before moving on to another.
In total, the plan would provide 88.5 million doses delivered across England, working out to two doses per person over the age of 18 by the end of April.
Each recipient would have their two doses administered 28 days apart if taking the Oxford or Moderna vaccines.
In addition, none of the provisionally effective vaccines have yet receieved full licensing, whether local or international.
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