CNHS Provider CEO hris Hopson explained that a logistical problem arose with the Pfizer vaccine blocking its delivery to care homes.

“The part that care home residents face is more complicated because the other thing I haven’t told you is that these (potions) come, pizza boxes, they come in 975 batches,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“Obviously, we don’t have nursing homes that have 975 residents.

“So what you need to do is divide the 975 pizza boxes into smaller groups, and then the good news is, when we can do that, which we think we’ll be able to do very quickly, we can then put up that GPs have to go in and give the vaccine to residents in a role.” care “.

He added that hospitals are now working to determine the number of care home employees and residents over the age of 80 who can be given the vaccine.

Hobson said he was not aware of any target for the number of vaccines that would be given on Tuesday, but said “clearly as many as possible,” adding that the bulk of the program will be implemented in the first three months of 2021.

“We rallied at real speed, which is really exciting, and we know we have to do it right. It’s the kind of thing the NHS does really well,” he said, adding, “It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. Looking forward to the race. That starts on Tuesday. “

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