Northumberland 'ahead of schedule' with vaccine roll-out, insists MP

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has defended the vaccine roll-out in Northumberland.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:53 am

She was responding to concerns raised by a constituent about recent days when the Alnwick vaccine hub at the cricket club has not been used.

"There is no issue with vaccine supply in Northumberland, and we are ahead of schedule compared with the rest of the country,” she said.

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi confirmed to Ms Trevelyan on Friday the North East will continue to receive the scheduled doses, enough to vaccinate the top four priority groups by mid-February.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan on a recent visit to the Berwick vaccine hub at Well Close.

She also stressed that there is no diversion of supply and that vaccines are being administered to priority groups every day.

“The cricket club is one of many venues, but a lot of the top priority group, especially the over 80s and care homes residents and staff, cannot physically get there, so they are being vaccinated by district nurse teams,” she explained.

“Supply will be prioritised to the over 80s.”

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