January 7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference with the CEO of the British Department of Health and Social Security and the Army Logistics Commander on the epidemic prevention plan at the Prime Minister’s Office in Downing Street.
Johnson said that 88% of the current deaths from the novel coronavirus are elderly and clinically determined to be immunocompromised, and the government will make every effort to expand the scope of vaccination.
In order to ensure that the first dose of vaccination will be completed for 15 million people in four high-risk groups on February 15, the United Kingdom will further increase vaccination sites and ensure an adequate supply of vaccines.
He promised that by mid-February, the UK will be able to supply hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine to the public every day. He encouraged all people in a position to be vaccinated.
The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the UK is now 50% higher than at the peak of last year’s epidemic.
Every healthcare worker needed to care for an average of two patients last April, but now average of three patients per person needs care,” said Simon Stevens, chief executive of the Department of Health and Social Security.
The UK must step up vaccination to stop the spread of the epidemic. The United Kingdom has set up 1,000 vaccination points in hospitals, medical systems and pharmacies to receive vaccinations for people over 70 years old and clinically vulnerable people.
In addition, more than 200 vaccination points are inoculated for nursing home staff and medical personnel. Subsequently, with the assistance of the army, it will be set up in gymnasiums and exhibition centers. Large vaccination center.
Brigadier General Phil Prosser, commander of the 101st Brigade of the British Army Logistics, said at a press conference that the British army would assist the British Department of Health and Social Security in the transportation of vaccines and the construction of temporary facilities.