TEN thousand medics and volunteers have been recruited by the NHS to help deliver the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, it was reported.
The government is waiting for regulators to give the jab the green light, which could happen as early as Monday, but already 100 million doses of the vaccine have been bought.
In anticipation, mass vaccination centres at sports stadia and conference venues are primed, with January 4 the target day for the rollout of the vaccine, the Telegraph reports.
A source told the paper that already: “Tens of thousands of vaccinators and support staff have been recruited.”
“At the moment, we are operationalising everything for the 4 January for the first Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs in arms.”
The Sun also understands the Government will overhaul the priority list when the new UK vaccine is given the go-ahead.
Teachers and some key workers will be eligible for injections, currently only given to the elderly, clinically vulnerable and health and care home workers.
Hundreds of pop-up GP-led centres are on the way as part of the huge vaccination drive to get the country back up and running in the new year