Coronavirus: Weve got desperate patients and not enough doses, say GPs – The Times

The over-70s face uncertainty over vaccination appointments as GPs who are ready to offer the jabs complain that supplies are being diverted.

Elderly people are also being given appointments at mass vaccination centres a long way from home and overlapping with slots allocated by their local GPs.

As ministers announced new mass vaccination centres and an extension of the programme a patchwork picture emerged with some family doctors yet to reach all their over-80s and others desperate for further doses to give.

The announcement that vaccines were to be made available to the over-70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable caught many practices by surprise yesterday morning. Doctors and practice managers expressed anger that news of the extension was released to the media first.

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