Doctors, MPs and nurses have warned the government that their vaccination program could become a "mess like the PSA fiasco" if current issues with its introduction are not addressed.
Hundreds of family doctor offices and hospitals are still waiting to receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine while doctors warn that they will have to cancel appointments for the elderly because of the robbery.
Only seven areas of England have now received the vaccine, which means that currently only 3,000 of the country's 15,000 nursing homes have access to the vaccine.
Yesterday MPs urged ministers not to repeat the "clutter" of the PSA, according to the Sunday Mirror, while the British Medical Association told the paper that distribution issues "need urgent resolution".
Doctors, MPs and nurses have warned the government that their vaccination program (Image: library picture) could become a “mess like the PSA fiasco” if current problems with the rollout are not resolved
Hundreds of primary care practices and hospitals are still waiting to receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine (pictured) while doctors warn that due to the shutdown, they will have to cancel appointments for the elderly
The warning comes amid growing concerns that some elderly and vulnerable people in the areas where the bumps have been introduced are not taking the Pfizer vaccine.
At a health center in south London, The Mail learned on Sunday that 75 doses of the vaccine were left over because the intake had been so low.
However, there is a glimmer of hope that the UK could be free of strict Covid restrictions by the end of February.
Ministers have now identified the 15 million people who would need vaccinations to end cycles of crippling lockdowns.
With the "groundbreaking" Oxford shock expected to be approved within days, the government is hoping that enough doses will soon be available to vaccinate the most vulnerable within weeks.
Last night the government came under fire from experts warning of the speed of the vaccine adoption.
By Christmas Eve, 616,933 people in the UK had received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
However, according to the Sunday Mirror, around half of the 135 trusts in England are still waiting to be stabbed, along with hundreds of surgeries.
In an area of Warwickshire where 3,500 over 80s are on vaccination lists, only 975 vaccines were given last week, the paper said.
The regional chairman of the BMA, Dr. Gary Marlowe, hit the government, saying it was "not the world's best at logistics".
The government has also come under fire from caregivers who have accused them of "failing to make houses a safe haven".
Meanwhile, there is growing concern that some elderly and vulnerable people are not taking the Pfizer vaccine.
At a health center in south London, managers had to look for other patients who could be vaccinated and even offered a push to healthy volunteers who worked there.
The Pfizer vaccine must be used within five days of thawing or does not provide protection. Experts suggested that older people may have problems transportation or are nervous about venturing outdoors.
Age UK's Caroline Abrahams said: "Just getting to and from the hospital is a major challenge for many older people."
The Pfizer vaccine must be used within five days of thawing or does not provide protection
However, an NHS spokesperson insisted, "The uptake so far has been strong."
Fears follow reports that nursing home residents have not yet received the vaccine in large numbers, despite being classified as a priority.
The Times reported Whitehall numbers that those in care were only 0.3 percent of the first 613,000 people to receive the sting.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Affairs told MailOnline today: “At the recommendation of the Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI), nursing home residents aged 80 and over and health and welfare staff have been given vaccines at 500 vaccination sites across the UK .
The launch of the vaccine in nursing homes in England began on Wednesday December 16 with hundreds of residents being vaccinated in nursing homes in Slough, Aintree, Herne Bay, Thanet, Chalfont St. Peter, Droitwich and Cheltenham, as well as at Chelsea Pensioners.
"We are working hard to vaccinate all nursing home residents and workers as quickly and safely as possible."
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