Matt Hancock says number of care home jabs is ‘rising sharply’
The SNP’s Dr Whitford quizzed the Health Secretary on why more people in England’s care homes had not received the coronavirus vaccine despite being the number one priority group. However, Mr Hancock stated that at least 25 percent of care home residents have already received the vaccine and that number is “rising sharply.”
The SNP MP said: “Yesterday the Secretary of State revealed that only a quarter of care home residents in England have been vaccinated against Covid despite being the number one priority group.
“Can he explain why they were not the first cohort to receive the Pfizer vaccine in December as was the case in Scotland?”
The Health Secretary replied: “That is not quite right.
“I am glad to report that care home residents have been receiving the Pfizer jab, it is harder and logistically more difficult.
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“If you look at the rollout of the programme as she said over a quarter of residents have had the jab and that number is rising sharply.”
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