From 8 December 2020, the coronavirus vaccine will roll-out at a Bristol hospital hub as NHS staff worked through the weekend to prepare.
Chosen as one of 50 “hospital hubs” across the UK, North Bristol NHS Trust will begin vaccinating patients as a fight against coronavirus.
Those aged over 80, along with care home workers, will be the first to receive the vaccine from 8 December, plus NHS staff who are at a higher risk of the virus.
In the first wave of the vaccination roll-out, 50 hubs will receive the injection, but more hospitals will begin vaccinating in the upcoming weeks as the schedule quickens.
A statement reveals that “hospitals will also begin inviting [the] over 80s in for a jab and work with care home providers to book their staff into vaccination clinics.
“Any appointments, not used for these groups, will be used for healthcare workers who are at the highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19. All those vaccinated will need a booster jab 21 days later.
“GPs and other primary care staff are also being put on standby to start delivering the jab.
“A small number of GP-led primary care networks will begin doing so during the following week with more practices in more parts of the country joining in on a phased basis during December and in the coming months.
“Vaccination centres treating large numbers of patients in sporting venues and conference centres will subsequently stand up when further supplies of vaccine come on stream.”
This coronavirus vaccine is administered by a simple injection. However, it is complex and challenging to transport under refrigeration from the manufacturer, Pfizer, to the patients.
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