New map shows everywhere in England offering coronavirus vaccines – see nearest
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A map pinpointing all the places where you can get a Covid-19 vaccine in England has been published by the government.
The image, published on the NHS website, illustrates all the hospital hubs, vaccination centres and local vaccination services present in the country.
It comes as a mass vaccination plan was shared today aiming to deliver two million jabs a week by January 31, with 200,000 being administered on a daily basis.
Up to 15 million people in the top four priority groups – over-70s, shielders, NHS and care frontline staff, and elderly care home residents and their carers – will be the first in line to get the vaccine.
The government has promised they will all have their first dose by February 15 as Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the vaccines as the "keystone of our exit out of the pandemic".
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This NHS map shows people all the sites in their area where it is possible for them to get a Covid-19 vaccine
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The second dose, required to make the jab more effective, will be administered within 12 weeks of the first.
There are 17 million people in the next five priority groups, including all over-50s, and then 21 million adults in the rest of the UK population who will be in "phase two".
Seven super-hub vaccination centres have already opened offering jabs to people aged 80 and older, along with health and care staff.
Super-hub vaccination centres
1. Ashton Gate football stadium in Bristol
2. Epsom racecourse in Surrey
3. The Excel Centre where London's Nightingale hospital is based
4. Newcastle's Centre for Life
5. The Manchester Tennis and Football Centre
6. Robertson House in Stevenage
7. Birmingham's Millennium Point
Seven vaccine centres across England have already opened
But today's 47-page Covid-19 vaccine "delivery plan" pledges to increase that number to 50 in England by the end of January.
The location of the 43 centres hasn't been revealed yet but they can be accessed via a national booking system.
There will also be 206 hospital hubs and 1,200 local vaccine sites, including GPs and some – but not all – community pharmacies.
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said all top priority groups including over 50s will be offered the first dose of the jab by "late spring".
The government aims to get two million jabs delivered every week
People queuing to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS Nightingale facility at the Excel Centre, London
Healthy adults under 50 would follow "in the balance of the year" in a "marathon", he told MPs.
The Government is in a race against time against the virus as NHS hospitals in some parts of the country are days from being overwhelmed by the deadly disease.
England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty has warned the NHS faces the “most dangerous situation” in living memory with record deaths and hospital admissions.
“Hospitals are always busy in winter, but the NHS in some parts of the country is currently facing the most dangerous situation anyone can remember,” he said.
“If the virus continues on this trajectory, hospitals will be in real difficulties, and soon.
“Staff-to-patient ratios – already stretched – will become unacceptable even in intensive care.”