Can the UK government keep up the pace in the Covid vaccine rollout?
The vaccine rollout is going better Than expected. At this mosque come the vaccination center They’re now seeing people aged 65 and Over As well. As those with underlying health conditions. I’ve got some prostate cancer.
That’s metastasized into my lymph nodes. So, I’ve got lymphoma now as well. So, I Come into the high-risk category. But I’m also 68 so, I think today is the first time that.
I can be vaccinated the government has Said that everyone over. The age of 50 Will be offered. The job by the end of April that’s approximately 10 million people. That’s starting this week in England With the over 65s Vaccinations are also being rolled out further. 7.3 million people aged between 16 and 64 have Underlying health conditions.
That includes those with chronic heart Liver and kidney disease diabetes And those with respiratory illnesses Like severe asthma. Archie believes the type of inhaler he Uses could mean he doesn’t qualify for a Vaccine by the end of April. Despite being asthmatic he thinks, he Could end up at the back of the queue.
Above all it makes me feel worried and It’s not just me here there’s a group of Millions and millions of people. Who will Who could be forgotten about, and because I’m relatively young I’m 26. I will be very far down the list of Who gets the vaccination. Even though I am still classed as Clinically vulnerable For every vaccine administered today.
Another will be needed in 12 weeks time On a visit to a vaccine hub in oxford. The chief executive of the NHS said he Was focused on reaching the next target. The second sprint begins today that is People Between. The ages of 65 and 70 and Overtime becoming 50 and above as well.
As people At a higher clinical risk with Underlying health conditions. They’re doubling capacity here. Next Month the only challenge will be getting Enough vaccine to keep up with the Ever-increasing demand.