Stars and Stripes stripes.com 09 Jan, 2021 17:45 am

General practitioners will be key in UK's efforts to expand vaccinations

General practitioners will be key in UK's efforts to expand vaccinations
General practitioners are crucial to the National Health Service's plan to expand vaccinations from hospitals and clinics to doctors' offices around the country.

"Primary care are the cavalry for helping to deliver the vaccine,'' Anandaciva said."They're extending the hours to make sure as many people can get the vaccine as possible,'' Anandaciva said.Ammara Hughes are crucial to the National Health Service's plan to expand vaccinations from hospitals and clinics to doctors' offices around the country."If we had a regular supply, we do have the capacity to vaccinate 3,000-4,000 patients a week … which would ease the pressure on the health service and we could get more and more people vaccinated quickly, and hopefully get out of the pandemic.

"In this case, the mission is to support the NHS in delivering the maximum amount of vaccine to minimize the number of infections and deaths as quickly and as safely as possible.hospitals is already 50% higher than during the first peak of infections, and deaths reported on Friday reached 1,325 — the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic.

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