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GPs could dole out Covid vaccine on Christmas and Boxing Day to protect millions of Brits quickly


GPs could dole out the Covid vaccine on Christmas and Boxing Day under plans to protect millions of Brits quickly.

Family doctors are being primed to offer the jab seven days a week between 8am and 8pm.

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GPs could offer the coronavirus vaccine on Christmas Day under plans to protect millions

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GPs could offer the coronavirus vaccine on Christmas Day under plans to protect millionsCredit: Reuters
Matt Hancock is set to outline plans next week for mass Covid vaccination

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Matt Hancock is set to outline plans next week for mass Covid vaccinationCredit: PA:Press Association

Every major city will also get a dedicated mass Covid vaccination centre to speed up roll-out.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is set to outline plans next week for dozens to be readied, with the aim to deliver more than 100,000 jabs daily.

They will be backed by 3,000 mobile units, while teams will visit care homes and the vulnerable.

It comes as results of a promising jab, by US pharma giant Pfizer, are expected early next week.

But UK regulators will have to consider safety data this month before the jab can be approved.

 

Health bosses claim the UK will have stockpiled 10million doses by the end of the year — enough to treat five million Brits.

The elderly and frontline health and social care workers are likely to be prioritised for the first round of immunisation.

Richard Vautrey, British Medical Association GP committee chairman, said Christmas Day jabs were a possibility.

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