AN ARMY of 10,000 volunteers drafted in to help rapidly roll out the Covid vaccine hasn’t materialised, GPs have today warned. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 530,000 doses of the Oxford jab would be ready for Monday – with 3.5million to follow within the month. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates But alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which is currently being given out to the most vulnerable, doubts have been raised about scaling up. The Army currently has 5,000 personnel deployed in the Covid-19 response but doctors warn the “jabbing workforce” needs a significant boost. More than 940,000 people in the UK have received a Covid-19 vaccine as of December 27, the Department of Health said.A total of 944,539 people were given a first dose between December 9 and 27, including 786,000 in England, 92,188 in Scotland, 35,335 in Wales and 31,016 in Northern Ireland. But as more vaccines are approved experts have questioned whether or not the staff levels in place will be sufficient. The Royal College of GPs today told The Telegraph that a larger work force would be needed to scale up to hit the two million doses a week target. Professor… Read full this story
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