Hospital heads in Birmingham have received the first batch of Corona virus vaccines in the city at a historic moment in the fight against the disease.
University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which operates Queen ElizabethHeartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull all got a bunch of vaccines this afternoon.
The vaccines have been delivered by road and are ready for rapid use.
The first patients will start getting the vaccine tomorrow.
The image above shows a world emptying some of the delivery.
In a statement, they said: “University of Birmingham hospitals received the first batch of the Pfizer-Bio N-Tech COVID-19 vaccine today (Friday, December 11).
“This initial supply of vaccines will be provided first to eligible patients over the age of 80 years (Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization, Priority Group 1) who have chosen to receive the vaccine at their scheduled appointment in the hospital’s outpatient clinic.
It is hoped that patients will be approved to receive the first vaccination tomorrow (Saturday).
“The vaccination program will be deployed more widely to health and social care personnel and through primary care networks where supplies are provided and operational details are confirmed.”
There was disappointment earlier this week when the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine was delivered into 50 hospital boxes – but none of them were in Birmingham.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that 10 other trusted companies will receive the vaccine and have included UHB Hospitals and Worcestershire Acute.
Delivery is also expected during the weekend to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, which will become the hospital center’s first location in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Matthew Hopkins, CEO of NHS Worcestershire Hospitals, said: “After a challenging year in our hospitals, it is good news that we can now proudly play our part in the largest vaccination program this country has ever seen, for the benefit of health and care workers, patients and members of the public. All over our province. “
Professor Stephen Boyce, National Medical Director for NHS England said: “Having witnessed the excitement and significance of the first stab, it is extremely important and encouraged that more hospitals in every region of England join the mass mobilization of the NHS to attract people vaccinated.
“The vaccination program is a turning point for the country, and by right the NHS employees are prioritizing the people most at risk of contracting the virus, with the program expanding in the coming months, so when the time comes to get a jab, the NHS will inform you and I strongly encourage you to accept the invitation.”
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