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The map shows where the vaccination sites are in the UK

The map shows where the vaccination sites are in the UK

A map showing all the sites that are currently offering the coronavirus vaccine has been released by the NHS.

The locations currently administering the jabs to England’s most vulnerable people include GP clinics, hospitals and the new mass vaccination centres which opened yesterday. 

The NHS say 96% of the population currently have at least one site within ten miles of their home. 

On the map, the purple dots represent GP surgeries while blue show which hospitals are operating a vaccine programme and the mass vaccination centres are shown in green. 

These have been set up in sports stadiums and conference centres with a view to vaccinating thousands of people every day. 

Speaking at the Downing Street press conference on Monday, health secretary Matt Hancock said the vaccine programme is rolling out ‘at pace’ and 2.6 million doses have been given to 2.3 million people so far. 

The Government is on track to meet its target to give every person in the top four priority groups the jab by February 15, according to Mr Hancock. 

Two fifths of over 80s and ‘almost a quarter of older care home residents’ have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Map showing the vaccination services across the country 11-January-2021 Vaccination centres

Caption: Map showing the vaccination services across the country 11-January-2021
Vaccination centres
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Locations of the new mass vaccination centres

  • Newcastle’s Centre for Life
  • Manchester Tennis and Football Centre
  • Birmingham’s Millennium Point
  • Epsom Racecourse in Surrey
  • Robertson House in Stevenage
  • Ashton Gate in Bristol
  • The ExCel in London, also home to the capital’s Nightingale Hospital

Hundreds more GP-led and hospital vaccination hubs are due to open this week, along with the first pharmacy-led pilot sites, according to the NHS. This will take the total number of sites offering the vaccine to 1,200.

Some 78,005 first doses have been given in Northern Ireland, on top of the 1,959,151 in England, 86,039 in Wales and 163,377 in Scotland, to give a UK total of 2,286,572.

So far, nearly 400,000 second doses have been administered, including 374,613 in England, 79 in Wales, 13,949 in Northern Ireland and, as of January 3, 36 in Scotland. This gives a UK total of 388,677 second doses.

Labour has called for vaccination centres to be open 24/7 to try to speed up the vaccination programme and help the country ease lockdown restrictions. 

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock, speaks at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related news conference inside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 11, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks at the Downing Street press conference (Picture: Reuters)

Speaking yesterday, Mr Hancock said the health service would do ‘whatever it takes’ to get jabs into people’s arms but appeared to suggest people may prefer appointments in the day.

The national medical director for the NHS in England, Professor Stephen Powis said that working through the day was the ‘most efficient’ use of staff and volunteers.

He said: ‘I’m sure for the vast majority of people they would prefer to have their vaccine during the day.

‘And the best use of our staff and volunteers… working through the day is the most efficient way of delivering the most vaccine.’

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