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Over 50 hospitals standing by to roll out Pfizer’s Covid vaccine next week


OVER 50 NHS hospitals are standing by to roll out Pfizer’s Covid vaccine next week.

Matt Hancock yesterday announced “help is on the way” as the jab was approved for use in the UK by regulators.

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The Midlands will have the most hospitals acting as vaccine hubs with 13.

There are eight each in the North West, South East and South West, plus seven each in the East and London.

Yorkshire and the North East have one each.

Hospital hubs will offer jabs to people in their area in order of priority — as well as coordinating the complex distribution regime that starts in Belgium.

The vaccine is being manufactured at Pfizer’s factory in Puurs, about 30 miles south west of Antwerp.

The pharmaceutical giant will ship 800,000 doses here by next week and several million by December’s end.

The vaccine is distributed in packs of 975 and will be dropped off to secure storage sites before being transferred to each of the 53 hospital hubs across the UK.

Then begins the task of getting the public vaccinated, starting with:

Hospitals that will get jab first

  1. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (North West).
  2. Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (South East).
  3. Cambridge University Hospitals (East England).
  4. Chesterfield Royal Hospital (Midlands).
  5. Countess of Chester Hospital (Midlands).
  6. Croydon University Hospital (London).
  7. Dartford and Gravesham Hospitals (South East).
  8. Dorset County Hospitals (South West).
  9. East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals (East England).
  10. East Kent Hospitals (South East).
  11. East Suffolk & North Essex Hospitals (East England).
  12. Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (South East).
  13. Gloucestershire Hospitals (South West).
  14. Great Western Hospitals (South West).
  15. Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust (London).
  16. James Paget University Hospitals (East England).
  17. Kings College Hospital (London).
  18. Princess Royal University Hospital, Kings (London).
  19. Lancashire Teaching Hospital (North West).
  20. Leeds Teaching Hospital (North West).
  21. Leicester Partnership NHS Trust (East Midlands).
  22. Liverpool University Hospitals (North West).
  23. Medway NHS Foundation Trust (South East).
  24. Mid and South Essex Hospitals (East England).
  25. Milton Keynes University Hospital (South East).
  26. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (East England).
  27. Northampton General Hospital (East Midlands).
  28. North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (South West).
  29. North West Anglia Foundation Trust (East Midlands).
  30. Nottingham University Hospitals (Midlands).
  31. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (South East).
  32. Portsmouth Hospital University (South West).
  33. Royal Cornwall Hospitals (South West).
  34. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (London).
  35. 35.Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (North West).
  36. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (North West).
  37. Sherwood Forest Hospitals (Midlands).
  38. Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (West Midlands).
  39. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (North West).
  40. St George’s University Hospitals (London).
  41. The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals (North East).
  42. University College Hospitals (London).
  43. University Hospitals Birmingham (Midlands).
  44. University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (West Midlands).
  45. University Hospitals Derby Burton (Midlands).
  46. University Hospitals of North Midlands.
  47. University Hospitals Plymouth (South West).
  48. United Lincolnshire Hospitals (Yorkshire).
  49. Walsall Healthcare (Midlands).
  50. West Hertfordshire Hospitals (South East).
  51. Wirral University Teaching Hospital (North West).
  52. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals (West Midlands).
  53. Yeovil District Hospital (South West).

'Don't doubt, get the vaccines'

A MUM who took part in the Pfizer vaccine trials last night told Brits: “Don’t doubt — just get it.”

Carrie, 45, of Missouri, said the jab left her feeling rough for “a day or two”, but added: “By the time you get through that, you feel perfectly fine.”

And she says she’s thrilled to hear that UK regulators have approved its use here.

Carrie, right, added: “The relief and sense of security I feel right now, knowing this is a vaccine that works, really alleviated a lot of anxiety that I had.”

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