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The NHS will begin administering the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine tomorrow (Monday) as the health service rapidly scales up the biggest immunisation programme in its history. The NHS will be the first health service in the world to deliver the life-saving jab, which was approved last week, in the next stage of the phased […]
The NHS is to provide GPs an extra £10 for every care home resident they are able to vaccinate against COVID by the end of January in an accelerated drive to protect the most vulnerable. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, is being expanded after regulators approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday. […]
NHS staff have vaccinated more than half a million patients against coronavirus in under two weeks, according to official figures published today. The NHS delivered the world’s first COVID vaccination outside of a clinical trial to Margaret Keenan in Coventry on Tuesday December 8. A total of 521,594 people have received an NHS vaccination in […]
Chelsea Pensioners today thanked the NHS for an “early Christmas gift” as the hero veterans received the life-saving coronavirus vaccine. Around 300 residents of the world-famous Royal Hospital Chelsea, who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II, and all will be offered the jab. They include Bob Sullivan, […]
Thousands of patients suffering with the long term symptoms of coronavirus can now access specialist help at more than 60 sites, NHS England announced today. The assessment centres are taking referrals from GPs for people experiencing brain fog, anxiety, depression, breathlessness, fatigue and other debilitating symptoms. NHS England has provided £10 million for the network […]
Star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen joins the thousands who have safely received the COVID-19 vaccine
Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, has safely received the COVID-19 vaccine after the NHS launched its vaccine rollout earlier this month. Sir Ian forms part of the first eligible groups for the COVID-19 vaccine and joins the thousands of over 80s, NHS staff, care home staff and the growing list of stars – including Prue […]
Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Practices in more than 100 parts of the country are taking delivery of the vaccine today, with some kicking off their clinics […]
Hospitals from Devon to Birmingham and Lancashire are set to join the network of sites across England delivering the world-leading COVID-19 vaccine programme. Tens of thousands of people will be vaccinated this week following the first in the world jab in Coventry on 8th December. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother, became the first to receive […]
The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 jab following its clinical approval. At 6.31am early riser Margaret, known to friends and family as Maggie, was given the life-saving jab by nurse May Parsons at […]
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has today praised the efforts of hardworking staff for making the roll out of a COVID-19 vaccine possible, saying that the deployment marks a “decisive turning point” in the battle against the pandemic. The NHS in England will begin the biggest and most highly anticipated immunisation campaign in history at […]