DAUK in the Daily Mirror: Coronavirus vaccine chaos with appointments axed last minute as surgeries wait for jab

The Covid vaccine rollout could turn into a PPE-style fiasco, MPs, doctors and care chiefs warned last night.

Hundreds of GP surgeries and scores of hospitals are still waiting for Pfizer jabs.

Vaccine appointments for the most vulnerable are being cancelled at the last minute because of the delay, doctors say. 

And 12,000 of the country’s 15,000 care homes are not even being considered for jabs right now – with only seven areas of England getting them so far.

Health leaders have also raised concerns many frontline NHS staff are still not being sent for jabs.

On Christmas Eve the Government said 616,933 people in the UK had been given a first dose – 512,594 in England. 

But it’s understood half of England’s 135 trusts are still waiting, along with hundreds of surgeries.

Yesterday MPs warned ministers not to repeat the PPE and testing “shambles”. 

Meanwhile, Doctors Association UK said surgeries have reported failed deliveries of the Pfizer jab. 

Dr Vinesh Patel told of “practices booking in patients, and then cancelling because of promised vaccines not turning up”.

GPs in Warwickshire have 3,500 over-80s to vaccinate at a country club in Leek Wootton. But they received only 975 vaccines last week – with no idea when more will come.

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