No one is more than 10 miles from a jab, says Boris Johnson

No one is more than 10 miles from a jab, says Boris Johnson – and you can even get it at Morrisons

  • ‘Super-vax’ centres capable of inoculating 3,000 people a day to open tomorrow
  • Most vaccinations will be given in GP-led hubs as No10 pledges to open 1,000
  • Up to 50 Morrisons supermarket car parks could also host vaccination sites

The UK’s vaccination programme will take a major step forward tomorrow as the first ‘super-vax’ centres, capable of inoculating up to 3,000 people a day, open their doors.

Already 1.5million people have been vaccinated, mostly with the Pfizer jab. Now the mass rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine heralds a blitz of inoculations. 

And with a huge acceleration planned this week, tomorrow could mark the start of a fightback that finally suppresses Covid-19 and, eventually, allows our lives to return to normal.

Already 1.5million people have been vaccinated, mostly with the Pfizer jab. Now the mass rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine heralds a blitz of inoculations. Pictured: A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19

GP HUBS TO LEAD VACCINATION DRIVE 

Most vaccinations will be given in GP-led hubs. No10 pledges to have 1,000 open this week across England.

GPs want all surgeries to be able to give the jab. Patients will also be vaccinated in 223 English hospitals and dozens more in the rest of the UK.

Uptake is predicted to pass 80 per cent. Boris Johnson wants everyone to be vaccinated within ten miles of home.

MASS VACCINATION CENTRES 

Red denotes centres that will open this week; black denotes centres likely to open in coming weeks.

Scotland has yet to announce the locations of any mass vaccination sites, while in Wales and Northern Ireland smaller hubs are being set up in leisure centres and other buildings.

Vaccine jabs will be available in Morrisons supermarket car parks in Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Yeovil, Somerset; and Winsford, Cheshire, from tomorrow

…AND YOU CAN EVEN GET IT AT MORRISONS

Up to 50 Morrisons supermarket car parks could host vaccination sites.

Jabs will be available at stores in Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Yeovil, Somerset; and Winsford, Cheshire, from tomorrow.

The car parks of another 47 stores have also been made available. 

In addition, about 200 community pharmacies in England will be offering jabs this week.

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