Coronavirus: Government urged to use pharmacies to give vaccine
30/12/2020 | news | business | 933
Pharmacies ask government to employ its high street network to accelerate delivery of newly approved vaccine.
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30/12/2020 16:15:32 19 18
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I had a course of rabies jabs prior to third world travel at a pharmacy. It beggars belief that they haven't been considered for the vaccine. Is this the most stupid government ever?
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JC
30/12/2020 16:35:34 12 7
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Yes it is the most stupid Government ever. Realised this 9 months ago
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30/12/2020 17:09:07 0 0
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Crowd & Covid control may be a bit of a problem for many pharmacies, and all this on top of business as usual in preparing and delivering prescriptions to many.
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30/12/2020 16:22:41 9 14
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Sounds very sensible and dare I say OBVIOUS.

And I agree this is the most stupid government ever, and that's saying something when Trumpy is still around.
Better get your tissues ready then when it is confirmed President -Reject Joe Biden did not win. Removed
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30/12/2020 16:46:30 2 3
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 16:22:42 157 3
bbc
my pharmacy gives out the flu jab every year. With the NHS as stretched as it is, why wouldnt they use pharmacies for the Covid vaccine as well & take a lot of strain away from the NHS during this incredibly busy & stressful time?
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30/12/2020 17:18:16 46 3
bbc
They probably can. The issue will be updating databases so there is one central register of who has had their first jab, second jab, no jab etc
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30/12/2020 17:27:55 10 10
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Great idea if there’s enough! Where is it?
We were told we would have 10m doses of Pfizer by tomorrow - so far we’ve had 0.8m. We were told there was several million doses of Oxf/AZ immediately - we’ve just been told we have 530k.
Looks like there’s not enough supply at the mo.
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30/12/2020 17:31:02 11 24
bbc
Cost would be my guess - the pharmacies are only lobbying and putting out press releases so they can charge for administering the vaccine. Why pay pharmacies if the currently underemployed armed forces are capable of doing it? And it seems naive to refer to the NHS as being 'incredibly busy' - it isn't. Hospital admissions in 2020 have on average been at their lowest levels in a decade.
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30/12/2020 18:39:19 1 4
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Storage
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30/12/2020 19:25:55 1 0
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Because that would mean using common sense
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30/12/2020 19:47:49 6 8
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Govt NOT interested in Letting Pharmacies do Covid Jabs. They ARE NOT TORY DONORS, or employers of ex Ministets.
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30/12/2020 20:30:11 1 3
bbc
In order to make an impression on the numbers required, pharmacies would have to be a bit speedier with the delivery than they were when I had flu vaccine at a local pharmacy.
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30/12/2020 20:50:37 3 0
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Local Pharmacies coordinate records with GPs so they know who has received a 'flu vaccine each year. The difficulty as I see it is coordinating supplies with appointments. This year the 'flu vaccine is for all aged 60 and over, but the 65+ were vaccinated first as there was a shortage. My local pharmacy gave me a date 2 weeks sooner than the GP.
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31/12/2020 08:23:16 1 1
bbc
One consideration is cost, pharmacies charge for administering flu vaccine , is the industry saying they would do it for free ?
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31/12/2020 12:41:32 0 0
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I certainly would not include GP's as being overstretched during this whole period, unlike hospitals etc they seem to have taken the opportunity to disappear, pass the buck and would be better utilised by redeploying them to hospitals ...
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30/12/2020 16:22:51 86 5
bbc
Oxford vaccine could easily be rolled out by Pharmacies. Just crack on.
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Stu
30/12/2020 18:13:16 40 15
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Easy to say 'use the pharmacies' but not much point until there is enough supply of the vaccine - right now, there isn't.

Nobody's fault - they simply haven't made it yet. And we're not the only country to have bought this vaccine, are we?

We all need to show some patience here.
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30/12/2020 18:58:15 2 2
bbc
Not that easy, they would need space for everyone to sit for 15minutes after to ensure no reaction. In the rare case they would need the availability and training to administer treatment.
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cj
30/12/2020 16:25:20 6 7
bbc
If all the pharmacists are administering vaccines how would the regular administration of prescriptions take place?
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30/12/2020 16:29:07 9 5
bbc
where have you been, nothing else matters other than covid
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30/12/2020 16:44:57 2 0
bbc
They usually administer the flu vaccines so this is no different. They can do both.
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30/12/2020 19:10:59 0 1
bbc
Get a Saturday girl/boy in to do the jabs. Problem solved.
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30/12/2020 16:25:24 78 18
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Pharmacy chains big and small should be contracted immediately.

No more deals for Ministers mates.
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31/12/2020 10:07:20 2 1
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Or those who wear big tin foil hats
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30/12/2020 16:26:51 12 11
bbc
Cut them some slack.....they've only had 9 months to prepare!!!!!!!
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30/12/2020 16:27:04 13 13
bbc
Pharmacies wouldn't be able to handle the Pfizer vaccine. They could cope with the AstraZeneca one though

Boris and Hancock will make the right decision (yet again)
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30/12/2020 16:47:44 6 4
bbc
With just a little bit of planning, they could have used the army to handle the logistics. Administering the jab could have been handle by any suitably qualified person. The airlines suggested their cabin crews as they were all trained in first aid. We have had months to prepare for this, but once again the government has proven incapable of being proactive. No capacity for planning.
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30/12/2020 16:27:46 39 3
bbc
Makes total sense, not to do so would be ludicrous.
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30/12/2020 16:29:48 14 12
bbc
They can not administer the Pfizer vaccine
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31/12/2020 14:07:59 0 0
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Not to do so would be ludicrous indeed .... well we do have Boris and his cronies in charge, fills me with so much anticipation on whether sense or ludicrousness comes into this!
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cj
30/12/2020 16:25:20 6 7
bbc
If all the pharmacists are administering vaccines how would the regular administration of prescriptions take place?
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30/12/2020 16:29:07 9 5
bbc
where have you been, nothing else matters other than covid
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30/12/2020 16:27:46 39 3
bbc
Makes total sense, not to do so would be ludicrous.
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30/12/2020 16:29:48 14 12
bbc
They can not administer the Pfizer vaccine
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30/12/2020 16:41:53 5 8
bbc
Why not?
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30/12/2020 18:15:32 5 3
bbc
Who says they can't? They all have fridges. Read up on storage requirements when sent out for use in smaller pack sizes. Oxford vaccine can be sent anywhere i as its easier to transport and store. Prioritise the Oxford vaccine and keep Pfiser for big urban areas with the low temp freezers. You could get it at the pharmacy when you go in for your next nicotine patches prescription, ay smokin'
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30/12/2020 19:27:41 2 0
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It can be held in a normal fridge for a few days so can be delivered at the local chemist shop, which are otherwise empty of customers due to lockdown
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31/12/2020 14:06:02 0 0
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We're talking the Oxford-AstraZeneca - no specialist storage or defrosting required, exactly same as for flu jab or any other jab!
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30/12/2020 16:30:54 4 6
bbc
Sure I can join the addicts getting their Methadone etc. as they abuse everybody
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30/12/2020 16:31:14 20 15
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In October, Lloyds chemists announced 190 closures due to cut-backs.
It makes sense for the Govt to take over these & use for vaccines as they have fridges, in most towns and trained staff.
Yet again - More billions spent in not joined up thinking by this useless Government.
But sadly showing that Labour and their new lack-lustre leader aren’t much better either as they would be points ahead!
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30/12/2020 16:32:02 17 17
bbc
A single HYS on covid ?
Nothing else happened in the last 5 days that we might have wanted to comment on before certain things were signed ?

BBC = British Broadcasting Censorship
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30/12/2020 16:48:31 10 20
bbc
We should start a petition get BBC investigated for their bias. About time their funding is removed, they have not represented me so why should I pay. If I don't like Sky I could stop my subscription
134
30/12/2020 17:30:56 4 2
bbc
Silly, All the moderators were on holiday, have you forgotten it was a holiday period that nothing must disrupt for BBC employees
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30/12/2020 18:16:09 4 0
bbc
They've been very mean with their subjects. I've really missed the chance to sound of and spout bile - I've had to resort to the cricket forum.
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30/12/2020 16:22:41 9 14
bbc
Sounds very sensible and dare I say OBVIOUS.

And I agree this is the most stupid government ever, and that's saying something when Trumpy is still around.
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bbc
Better get your tissues ready then when it is confirmed President -Reject Joe Biden did not win. Removed
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30/12/2020 16:34:47 56 10
bbc
This would be a good move.
The pharmacies in my area are very quiet. Partly due to people not going to the doctors being unable to get an appointment.
Would also make sense for the surgeries to "lend" the practice nurses, who have not been doing much lately, to the pharmacy to administer it.
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30/12/2020 16:40:39 23 38
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The practice nurses should be sent to hospitals to supplement the staff there. HMG should also consider using vets to administer vaccines. What is the difference between a female dog & some silly old …. Don't want to get moderated on first HYS for a while.
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30/12/2020 21:17:59 2 0
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Practice nurses in my health centre are already busy giving the vaccine to over 80's.
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30/12/2020 16:15:32 19 18
bbc
I had a course of rabies jabs prior to third world travel at a pharmacy. It beggars belief that they haven't been considered for the vaccine. Is this the most stupid government ever?
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JC
30/12/2020 16:35:34 12 7
bbc
Yes it is the most stupid Government ever. Realised this 9 months ago
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30/12/2020 16:48:14 4 4
bbc
Better than Captain HindSight. Then again it be impossible for them to be worse than Labour if they won the election, with Comrade Corbyn at the helm
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30/12/2020 16:34:47 56 10
bbc
This would be a good move.
The pharmacies in my area are very quiet. Partly due to people not going to the doctors being unable to get an appointment.
Would also make sense for the surgeries to "lend" the practice nurses, who have not been doing much lately, to the pharmacy to administer it.
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30/12/2020 16:40:39 23 38
bbc
The practice nurses should be sent to hospitals to supplement the staff there. HMG should also consider using vets to administer vaccines. What is the difference between a female dog & some silly old …. Don't want to get moderated on first HYS for a while.
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30/12/2020 18:44:31 5 3
bbc
Could get farmers to do it too.

They're well used to jabbing a long line of compliant animals.
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30/12/2020 19:17:14 1 8
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Absolutely NO to Vets being used.

They are busy enough as it is. Animals need to be protected at this time.

They could easily train some of the huge army of unemployed hospitality workers to help with COVID patients, including vaccinations. If it takes 3 years to train ... there is something wrong with the system.
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Rab
30/12/2020 19:37:44 2 0
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Whopper !! REALY
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31/12/2020 00:42:37 1 0
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I'd happily be injected by any of my local vet team... & I probably qualify as a "silly old *female dog*" but I promise not to bite.
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31/12/2020 00:56:26 1 0
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I have two relatives as nurses in two different hospitals in the midlands.
They say they are not as busy as most winters, so I think that would be unnecessary. In fact, the idea should be reversed.
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31/12/2020 07:16:33 0 2
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HMG? Have you forgotten? Health is devolved to your SNP led government, they are the ones responsible for organising that in Scotland not HMG.

Maybe if they can take their minds of complaining about ‘everything’ else it might happen?
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30/12/2020 16:41:03 10 14
bbc
This is definitely the government of dither and delay. We have had months to prepare for this vaccine. Why is it they are only considering pharmacies now?!

It was the same story with the Pfizer vaccine. Three weeks after the first jab and only 600,000 jabs have been administered. This is woefully inadequate. We need to be able to administer 2-3 million a week.
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30/12/2020 16:50:40 5 7
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 16:53:51 6 1
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So dither and delay equates to the first country in Europe to start vaccinations.?Keep spewing meaningless epithets rather than facts
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30/12/2020 16:41:15 35 9
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Seems reasonable. I’ve had my flu vaccination at the local Boots for some years, and they are efficient and keep to the appointed times: more than can be said for the GPs when I had it there.
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30/12/2020 20:22:38 3 6
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I have had flu vaccination at both Boots and my GP surgery.
GP surgery does them much more quickly (i.e. more efficiently in terms of time) - I prefer the service at the pharmacy, but they can't possibly do as many per hour as the NHS/surgeries do. Alos at the pharmacy, they are done by a pharmacist, at the GP's by a healthcare assistant, so pharmacy delivery likely to be more costly.
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30/12/2020 16:41:46 15 16
bbc
No HYS on the History defining vote today in the House of Commons then?
Did anyone actually vote against the deal lol?
The House of Lords have been manoeuvred expertly by the government and have no where left to go. Abstain is all that remains or face the blame for a no deal exit.
It is Over. Having our cake and eating it after cherry picking an all
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30/12/2020 16:44:34 13 13
bbc
Yes - Abacus Abbott and the SNP voted against. Sad, isn't it?
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30/12/2020 16:46:09 7 4
bbc
BBC don't like government winning or positive outcome.
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30/12/2020 16:48:53 5 2
bbc
Well, with Opposition voting for the deal too there is hardly any point in involving the Lords much.

Granted, there was no scrutiny of the detail whatsoever but this deal is now owned by the Party of the Rich and they should be held fully accountable for it.
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30/12/2020 17:33:13 1 0
bbc
Seasonal holiday period?
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30/12/2020 16:29:48 14 12
bbc
They can not administer the Pfizer vaccine
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30/12/2020 16:41:53 5 8
bbc
Why not?
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30/12/2020 16:46:48 8 4
bbc
Because they don't have the storage facilities
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30/12/2020 16:42:12 40 17
bbc
Errm - OBVIOUSLY. I had my 'flu vaccine on the 24th September by appointment at my usual Pharmacy in Tesco - so why can't they deliver the Covid vaccinations? Yet more disconnected thinking from the Government..............................
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30/12/2020 16:52:21 28 45
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 16:58:09 5 4
bbc
Crowd control in a pandemic perhaps, potential covid hot spots, shut down all other prescription preparation and distribution barring vaccination ?
I can imagine hundreds trying to squeeze into your Tescos...
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30/12/2020 17:04:28 2 4
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Probably due to over promising on number of vaccines available.
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30/12/2020 16:41:46 15 16
bbc
No HYS on the History defining vote today in the House of Commons then?
Did anyone actually vote against the deal lol?
The House of Lords have been manoeuvred expertly by the government and have no where left to go. Abstain is all that remains or face the blame for a no deal exit.
It is Over. Having our cake and eating it after cherry picking an all
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30/12/2020 16:44:34 13 13
bbc
Yes - Abacus Abbott and the SNP voted against. Sad, isn't it?
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30/12/2020 16:44:49 15 17
bbc
Nice to see a HYS on the Brexit deal. Oh I forgot BBC can't show one because its a positive outcome and all the BBC want to do is peddle doom and gloom and misery. Well BBC Deal has been done, may not be perfect but as we all know nothing in life is. Great to see Oxford a British institution coming up trumps too. We will prosper and we will beat this virus..
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30/12/2020 16:55:34 6 8
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The deal is terrible, but as many MPs have pointed out, not as terrible as 'no deal' which is the only reason it's gone through!

All Boris has done is get 'a' dea, which what he said he'd do! Big Whoop! Hardly a huge headline!??
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30/12/2020 16:56:00 2 5
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You must be one of those glass-half-full type of guys, aren’t’ you?

The deal is bad for the UK whichever way you look at it. Still, it is far superior to No Deal so I presume this is where your optimism is coming from?....
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30/12/2020 18:19:04 1 1
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Waiting for the Prime minister to stop saying how he negotiated this wonderful deal and, a few months later, ask parliament for legislation to break the treaty because he doesn't like it - especially the only part HE added
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cj
30/12/2020 16:25:20 6 7
bbc
If all the pharmacists are administering vaccines how would the regular administration of prescriptions take place?
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30/12/2020 16:44:57 2 0
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They usually administer the flu vaccines so this is no different. They can do both.
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30/12/2020 17:29:10 0 1
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Shouldn't use the word 'usually', they don't around here.
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30/12/2020 16:44:59 21 11
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Great idea if there’s enough! Where is it?
We were told we would have 10m doses of Pfizer by tomorrow - so far we’ve had 0.8m. We were told there was several million doses of Oxf/AZ immediately - we’ve just been told we have 530k.
Government needs to come clean on current stock.
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30/12/2020 16:52:58 19 13
bbc
Oh dear, you were doing so well until the words "Govt needs to come clean on current stock!"

Honesty to this Govt, is like a wooden stake dipped in Holy Water is to a Vampire!??
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30/12/2020 16:45:31 13 12
bbc
How about using GPs ?

After all, there are thousands of them sat at home, and have been for the last 9 months.

They would be ideal for the job, surely ?
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30/12/2020 16:50:16 13 7
bbc
Don't know where in the UK you are, but our GPs at our surgery haven't been "sat at home for the last 9 months!"

I'd suggest you raise this with your MP & local Health Trust if you are quoting genuine evidence?
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30/12/2020 16:41:46 15 16
bbc
No HYS on the History defining vote today in the House of Commons then?
Did anyone actually vote against the deal lol?
The House of Lords have been manoeuvred expertly by the government and have no where left to go. Abstain is all that remains or face the blame for a no deal exit.
It is Over. Having our cake and eating it after cherry picking an all
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30/12/2020 16:46:09 7 4
bbc
BBC don't like government winning or positive outcome.
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30/12/2020 16:58:57 4 3
bbc
If you've seen the details of "the deal", you'd realise there are no "winners" in this sorry farce!??
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30/12/2020 16:22:41 9 14
bbc
Sounds very sensible and dare I say OBVIOUS.

And I agree this is the most stupid government ever, and that's saying something when Trumpy is still around.
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30/12/2020 16:46:30 2 3
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 18:50:29 1 1
bbc
That would be a first. They have known the Oxford vaccine was due to be appr
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30/12/2020 16:41:53 5 8
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Why not?
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30/12/2020 16:46:48 8 4
bbc
Because they don't have the storage facilities
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30/12/2020 16:47:26 15 11
bbc
Sounds sensible and rather obvious, but hey we live on another planet to those running the Circus...
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30/12/2020 17:05:41 3 2
bbc
Almost 1,000 deaths reported today. Expediate plans with urgency, no time for further prevarication. We need weekly figures starting next of how many vaccinations have been administered.
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30/12/2020 16:27:04 13 13
bbc
Pharmacies wouldn't be able to handle the Pfizer vaccine. They could cope with the AstraZeneca one though

Boris and Hancock will make the right decision (yet again)
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30/12/2020 16:47:44 6 4
bbc
With just a little bit of planning, they could have used the army to handle the logistics. Administering the jab could have been handle by any suitably qualified person. The airlines suggested their cabin crews as they were all trained in first aid. We have had months to prepare for this, but once again the government has proven incapable of being proactive. No capacity for planning.
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JC
30/12/2020 16:35:34 12 7
bbc
Yes it is the most stupid Government ever. Realised this 9 months ago
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30/12/2020 16:48:14 4 4
bbc
Better than Captain HindSight. Then again it be impossible for them to be worse than Labour if they won the election, with Comrade Corbyn at the helm
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31/12/2020 06:00:13 1 0
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You are aware that the government advertised for a "Head of Pandemic Preparedness" job SIX MONTHS into the pandemic?

Who's Captain HindSight now...
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30/12/2020 16:32:02 17 17
bbc
A single HYS on covid ?
Nothing else happened in the last 5 days that we might have wanted to comment on before certain things were signed ?

BBC = British Broadcasting Censorship
35
30/12/2020 16:48:31 10 20
bbc
We should start a petition get BBC investigated for their bias. About time their funding is removed, they have not represented me so why should I pay. If I don't like Sky I could stop my subscription
must be a lot of remainers crying today. Looking forwards to proving them wrong Removed
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30/12/2020 17:57:36 4 0
bbc
but you can.
If you dont like or want to watch the bbc you can cancel your tv license
21
30/12/2020 16:41:46 15 16
bbc
No HYS on the History defining vote today in the House of Commons then?
Did anyone actually vote against the deal lol?
The House of Lords have been manoeuvred expertly by the government and have no where left to go. Abstain is all that remains or face the blame for a no deal exit.
It is Over. Having our cake and eating it after cherry picking an all
36
30/12/2020 16:48:53 5 2
bbc
Well, with Opposition voting for the deal too there is hardly any point in involving the Lords much.

Granted, there was no scrutiny of the detail whatsoever but this deal is now owned by the Party of the Rich and they should be held fully accountable for it.
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30/12/2020 16:50:00 7 16
bbc
Awesome effort by our scientists. Many of the team were of international origin, the technicians, students etc many of whom would not have been admitted under the new points based system by our semi- East German spiv regime here in the UK.

Bear that in mind Brexit Trump voters.
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30/12/2020 16:45:31 13 12
bbc
How about using GPs ?

After all, there are thousands of them sat at home, and have been for the last 9 months.

They would be ideal for the job, surely ?
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30/12/2020 16:50:16 13 7
bbc
Don't know where in the UK you are, but our GPs at our surgery haven't been "sat at home for the last 9 months!"

I'd suggest you raise this with your MP & local Health Trust if you are quoting genuine evidence?
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30/12/2020 16:41:03 10 14
bbc
This is definitely the government of dither and delay. We have had months to prepare for this vaccine. Why is it they are only considering pharmacies now?!

It was the same story with the Pfizer vaccine. Three weeks after the first jab and only 600,000 jabs have been administered. This is woefully inadequate. We need to be able to administer 2-3 million a week.
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30/12/2020 16:50:40 5 7
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 16:50:51 2 9
bbc
Seems to be either Brown Shirts or Russian bots online
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30/12/2020 17:15:29 2 5
bbc
The only people who use those phrases tend to be Corbyn sycophants of a certain age.

btw. Corbyn lost, the UK as a whole is not interested in some extreme form of the loony left.
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30/12/2020 16:52:09 5 13
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They are probably lining up the job for their chums, ideally with zero experience of administering any jabs.
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30/12/2020 16:55:50 9 1
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I have my flu jab at the pharmacist every year and it is quick and easy compared to getting a tetanus Jab at the GP surgery ! think you are ill informed with your opinion!
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30/12/2020 16:56:52 3 4
bbc
Probably led by Dido Harding or another Tory spouse!??
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30/12/2020 16:42:12 40 17
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Errm - OBVIOUSLY. I had my 'flu vaccine on the 24th September by appointment at my usual Pharmacy in Tesco - so why can't they deliver the Covid vaccinations? Yet more disconnected thinking from the Government..............................
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30/12/2020 16:52:21 28 45
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
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30/12/2020 17:03:31 18 1
bbc
You don't need -70 for the Oxford vaccine, so I would say it IS an obvious choice. Vaccinating at the speed and breadth required is going to need multiple avenues of delivery, and pharmacies who already administer the flu jab should be considered as one of those.
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30/12/2020 17:37:57 13 0
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OXFORD vaccine, NOT Pfizer. Do keep up........
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30/12/2020 17:46:19 12 1
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They don't need freezers for the Astrazeneca vaccine, just a fridge.
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30/12/2020 18:32:09 6 0
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But the Oxford vaccine is stored at 4C not -70C!
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31/12/2020 14:20:40 0 0
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Stop talking Pfizer - it is the Oxford one we are all talking about on here, the one that is easy to transport and store and we will have in many more millions of doses than the Pfizer one over the next few months. Dealing with the Oxford one will be no more difficult than the flu jab or any other jab that are given out in their millions every year!
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30/12/2020 16:44:59 21 11
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Great idea if there’s enough! Where is it?
We were told we would have 10m doses of Pfizer by tomorrow - so far we’ve had 0.8m. We were told there was several million doses of Oxf/AZ immediately - we’ve just been told we have 530k.
Government needs to come clean on current stock.
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30/12/2020 16:52:58 19 13
bbc
Oh dear, you were doing so well until the words "Govt needs to come clean on current stock!"

Honesty to this Govt, is like a wooden stake dipped in Holy Water is to a Vampire!??
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30/12/2020 16:41:03 10 14
bbc
This is definitely the government of dither and delay. We have had months to prepare for this vaccine. Why is it they are only considering pharmacies now?!

It was the same story with the Pfizer vaccine. Three weeks after the first jab and only 600,000 jabs have been administered. This is woefully inadequate. We need to be able to administer 2-3 million a week.
44
30/12/2020 16:53:51 6 1
bbc
So dither and delay equates to the first country in Europe to start vaccinations.?Keep spewing meaningless epithets rather than facts
45
30/12/2020 16:54:31 3 4
bbc
Cold spell.
Usual there be some flakes left :)
46
BFM
30/12/2020 16:54:56 0 16
bbc
Can I have the good vaccine according to the manufacturer's instructions from a pharmacy?

No you can't. No one can in the UK but no country outside the UK will be following us in this gamble with millions of people conjured up by 2 academics.
25
30/12/2020 16:44:49 15 17
bbc
Nice to see a HYS on the Brexit deal. Oh I forgot BBC can't show one because its a positive outcome and all the BBC want to do is peddle doom and gloom and misery. Well BBC Deal has been done, may not be perfect but as we all know nothing in life is. Great to see Oxford a British institution coming up trumps too. We will prosper and we will beat this virus..
47
30/12/2020 16:55:34 6 8
bbc
The deal is terrible, but as many MPs have pointed out, not as terrible as 'no deal' which is the only reason it's gone through!

All Boris has done is get 'a' dea, which what he said he'd do! Big Whoop! Hardly a huge headline!??
41
30/12/2020 16:52:09 5 13
bbc
They are probably lining up the job for their chums, ideally with zero experience of administering any jabs.
48
30/12/2020 16:55:50 9 1
bbc
I have my flu jab at the pharmacist every year and it is quick and easy compared to getting a tetanus Jab at the GP surgery ! think you are ill informed with your opinion!
61
30/12/2020 16:59:31 1 1
bbc
Hmmm, sarcasm wouldn’t be your thing, would it?.....
49
30/12/2020 16:55:54 6 7
bbc
What about Dentist's. They're not doing any routine check up work at the moment. Have them to administer the vaccine to the people on their books.
54
30/12/2020 16:57:39 6 2
bbc
my dentist is doing routine check ups
58
30/12/2020 16:58:30 3 1
bbc
Ours have been working.
108
30/12/2020 17:20:18 1 1
bbc
What do you mean - dentists around here are doing their routine check-ups - I had mine a few weeks ago
25
30/12/2020 16:44:49 15 17
bbc
Nice to see a HYS on the Brexit deal. Oh I forgot BBC can't show one because its a positive outcome and all the BBC want to do is peddle doom and gloom and misery. Well BBC Deal has been done, may not be perfect but as we all know nothing in life is. Great to see Oxford a British institution coming up trumps too. We will prosper and we will beat this virus..
50
30/12/2020 16:56:00 2 5
bbc
You must be one of those glass-half-full type of guys, aren’t’ you?

The deal is bad for the UK whichever way you look at it. Still, it is far superior to No Deal so I presume this is where your optimism is coming from?....
86
30/12/2020 17:12:34 2 1
bbc
Whereas you seem to be a 100% pessimistic with your "deal is bad for the UK whichever way you look at it."

No one really knows what the long term result will be. Of course you can convince me that you know best by forecasting the next lotto winning numbers.
51
30/12/2020 16:56:01 5 7
bbc
mountains and mole hills spring to mind.
41
30/12/2020 16:52:09 5 13
bbc
They are probably lining up the job for their chums, ideally with zero experience of administering any jabs.
52
30/12/2020 16:56:52 3 4
bbc
Probably led by Dido Harding or another Tory spouse!??
53
30/12/2020 16:57:33 19 14
bbc
Pharmacists, GP's, Hospitals wherever!! Need to do 4-5 million per week not the 1 Million target of the government. Should be possible if the supply is there, but expecting this government to do anything competently is probably ludicrously optimistic.
72
30/12/2020 17:04:57 16 15
bbc
Competence is a foreign concept to BoJo and his shower of inept ministers.
49
30/12/2020 16:55:54 6 7
bbc
What about Dentist's. They're not doing any routine check up work at the moment. Have them to administer the vaccine to the people on their books.
54
30/12/2020 16:57:39 6 2
bbc
my dentist is doing routine check ups
65
30/12/2020 17:02:52 2 1
bbc
Don't confuse the Govt apologists with facts! They'll spontaneously combust!??
152
30/12/2020 17:36:19 1 0
bbc
Mine isn't, doing cancellations instead.
55
30/12/2020 16:57:43 67 34
bbc
The good news is that we now have a another vaccine. The bad news is that Matt Hancock is in charge of rolling it out.
76
30/12/2020 17:06:29 28 7
bbc
Look on the bright side - here in Wales we have Vaughn Gethin
662
30/12/2020 22:47:52 2 1
bbc
I agree Hancock certainly lacks leadership, based on the current data from the NHS they are only managing to do about 45k per day.
56
30/12/2020 16:40:30 14 16
bbc
Boris just keeps on delivering both the latest safe vaccine and Brexit
What has labour done about anything-absolutely nothing
62
30/12/2020 17:01:32 11 7
bbc
All Boris has done is what he was supposed to have done ages ago & get a deal! He's managed to get a deal, & a pretty rubbish one at that, he's not exactly cured cancer!??
68
30/12/2020 17:03:37 5 2
bbc
Thanks to people like you we will continue to have governments that we deserve......
100
30/12/2020 17:17:47 2 1
bbc
If you really believe we have a competent, not to mention honest, Prime Minister, I suggest you have rather low expectations and poor judgement that will need to be addressed if you hope to grasp any of the promised opportunities ahead. And it was Labour who implored Johnson to deliver a strategy last April - instead he has made it up as he's gone along - he totally lacks strategic thinking.
560
30/12/2020 21:30:38 1 1
bbc
Borat has taken the credit for the work of the scientists who did the actual work.

Labour did nothing because they're not in power - didn't you know?
23
30/12/2020 16:42:12 40 17
bbc
Errm - OBVIOUSLY. I had my 'flu vaccine on the 24th September by appointment at my usual Pharmacy in Tesco - so why can't they deliver the Covid vaccinations? Yet more disconnected thinking from the Government..............................
57
30/12/2020 16:58:09 5 4
bbc
Crowd control in a pandemic perhaps, potential covid hot spots, shut down all other prescription preparation and distribution barring vaccination ?
I can imagine hundreds trying to squeeze into your Tescos...
49
30/12/2020 16:55:54 6 7
bbc
What about Dentist's. They're not doing any routine check up work at the moment. Have them to administer the vaccine to the people on their books.
58
30/12/2020 16:58:30 3 1
bbc
Ours have been working.
59
30/12/2020 16:58:41 65 3
bbc
I got the flu jab a few weeks ago from a pharmacy - it was very well handled and definitely they should be helping out
294
30/12/2020 18:35:18 16 80
bbc
Is it wise to vaccinate the vast majority of the population who will not be threatened by this cold virus? Why not just concentrate on the very small fraction who are at risk ( those over 60 years with underlying health problems)?
29
30/12/2020 16:46:09 7 4
bbc
BBC don't like government winning or positive outcome.
60
30/12/2020 16:58:57 4 3
bbc
If you've seen the details of "the deal", you'd realise there are no "winners" in this sorry farce!??
48
30/12/2020 16:55:50 9 1
bbc
I have my flu jab at the pharmacist every year and it is quick and easy compared to getting a tetanus Jab at the GP surgery ! think you are ill informed with your opinion!
61
30/12/2020 16:59:31 1 1
bbc
Hmmm, sarcasm wouldn’t be your thing, would it?.....
56
30/12/2020 16:40:30 14 16
bbc
Boris just keeps on delivering both the latest safe vaccine and Brexit
What has labour done about anything-absolutely nothing
62
30/12/2020 17:01:32 11 7
bbc
All Boris has done is what he was supposed to have done ages ago & get a deal! He's managed to get a deal, & a pretty rubbish one at that, he's not exactly cured cancer!??
63
30/12/2020 17:00:20 5 11
bbc
Just send out the vaccine and a couple of syringes, along with some basic instructions, to every UK household in a refrigerated envelope. Then we can just vaccinate ourselves.
79
30/12/2020 17:09:27 0 5
bbc
Good idea, eh?
158
30/12/2020 17:38:12 1 0
bbc
Some household will already have syringes, legit or not.
238
30/12/2020 18:11:22 2 1
bbc
Then the Minister can claim millions extra vaccinated as soon as the envelopes are ready to be posted
64
30/12/2020 17:02:40 47 7
bbc
Regardless of priority groups, GP surgeries could easily vaccinate all patients on their list anyone from 17 years no upper age limit. They know their patients, have all clinical details, known allergies, underlying health conditions those who would require vaccination at home and are very capable of administering vaccines in high numbers. Use resources wisely to free up overstretched hospitals.
106
30/12/2020 17:19:18 2 52
bbc
How long will that take?

Anyway would you trust a GP to use the vaccine ?

https://www.nhs.uk/news/medical-practice/survey-finds-97-of-gps-prescribe-placebos/
278
30/12/2020 18:30:34 10 0
bbc
GPs themselves really need to be tending to sick people - administering a vaccine is routine and can be done by pharmacists and nurses.
540
30/12/2020 21:19:54 0 2
bbc
How long do you think it will take GPs to get through all the patients on their list ? It is very difficult to get an appointment and most of those are now by phone.
689
30/12/2020 22:59:58 4 1
bbc
one of the many reasons hospitals are overwhelmed is because GP surgeries seem to have almost stopped actually seeing patients, this was an issue pre covid, and has only got worse.
Good luck getting them to help with this one, unless of course, the price is right!
701
30/12/2020 23:05:49 3 0
bbc
Great in theory. GPs at my local surgery are “too busy” so we are all being sent to the hospital .....a bus journey away.
706
30/12/2020 23:09:34 1 0
bbc
The surgeries can choose not to vaccinate as my surgery chose not to do our flu jabs this year but left it to the small surgery attached to the practice instead.
718
30/12/2020 23:25:24 2 0
bbc
I can tell you we could not. Firstly, we cannot safely socially distance everyone, hundreds of patients . We could not find the time in the day to do it in addition to all the increased workload incurred because of COVID. Yes, increased workload, everything takes longer now. working practices have changed due to the need to keep people safe.
54
30/12/2020 16:57:39 6 2
bbc
my dentist is doing routine check ups
65
30/12/2020 17:02:52 2 1
bbc
Don't confuse the Govt apologists with facts! They'll spontaneously combust!??
66
30/12/2020 17:03:29 20 12
bbc
To most competent Governments,this would be an obvious thing to do.
73
30/12/2020 17:05:17 19 13
bbc
And that's where the plan fails!??
42
30/12/2020 16:52:21 28 45
bbc
So obvious is it? Then tell me how big are the freezers in the pharmacies that can go down to -70C?
Thats right you dont know. So the UkGov is planning only when they have the facts. Seems a lot more sensible than you.
67
30/12/2020 17:03:31 18 1
bbc
You don't need -70 for the Oxford vaccine, so I would say it IS an obvious choice. Vaccinating at the speed and breadth required is going to need multiple avenues of delivery, and pharmacies who already administer the flu jab should be considered as one of those.
81
30/12/2020 17:10:16 2 25
bbc
True, but you are still missing the obvious. ** Until ** a vaccine has been authorised it cant be used. The 1st **working** vaccine to be authorised needs to be stored at -70C & it is still predicted to be a better vaccine than the cheaper Oxford one.

Like I pointed out before. UkGov is waiting for the vaccines to be authorised & the facts to be determines before it wastes £100Milllions.
56
30/12/2020 16:40:30 14 16
bbc
Boris just keeps on delivering both the latest safe vaccine and Brexit
What has labour done about anything-absolutely nothing
68
30/12/2020 17:03:37 5 2
bbc
Thanks to people like you we will continue to have governments that we deserve......
69
30/12/2020 17:03:47 18 17
bbc
Tattoo parlours are closed, and their workers are very skilled with accurate and detailed needle use.

Get them to help out too.
165
30/12/2020 17:40:01 10 4
bbc
Definitely not!
358
30/12/2020 19:00:40 2 0
bbc
Oh dear! ... definitely not!
365
30/12/2020 19:05:23 3 1
bbc
I don't think tattoo parlours should be in the business of health ! Just stick to art I think!
756
31/12/2020 01:04:39 2 0
bbc
No thanks. Tattoo “artists” should be banned. First thing I would do if I was PM for a day.
35
30/12/2020 16:48:31 10 20
bbc
We should start a petition get BBC investigated for their bias. About time their funding is removed, they have not represented me so why should I pay. If I don't like Sky I could stop my subscription
70
bbc
must be a lot of remainers crying today. Looking forwards to proving them wrong Removed
23
30/12/2020 16:42:12 40 17
bbc
Errm - OBVIOUSLY. I had my 'flu vaccine on the 24th September by appointment at my usual Pharmacy in Tesco - so why can't they deliver the Covid vaccinations? Yet more disconnected thinking from the Government..............................
71
30/12/2020 17:04:28 2 4
bbc
Probably due to over promising on number of vaccines available.
53
30/12/2020 16:57:33 19 14
bbc
Pharmacists, GP's, Hospitals wherever!! Need to do 4-5 million per week not the 1 Million target of the government. Should be possible if the supply is there, but expecting this government to do anything competently is probably ludicrously optimistic.
72
30/12/2020 17:04:57 16 15
bbc
Competence is a foreign concept to BoJo and his shower of inept ministers.
66
30/12/2020 17:03:29 20 12
bbc
To most competent Governments,this would be an obvious thing to do.
73
30/12/2020 17:05:17 19 13
bbc
And that's where the plan fails!??
32
30/12/2020 16:47:26 15 11
bbc
Sounds sensible and rather obvious, but hey we live on another planet to those running the Circus...
74
30/12/2020 17:05:41 3 2
bbc
Almost 1,000 deaths reported today. Expediate plans with urgency, no time for further prevarication. We need weekly figures starting next of how many vaccinations have been administered.
112
30/12/2020 17:22:01 2 0
bbc
Scroll down healthcare page for vaccine figures :-

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare
418
30/12/2020 19:20:23 3 1
bbc
And 1,000 in Germany. It’s not just the UK
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Sam
31/12/2020 03:44:04 0 0
bbc
This is a good site too, gives vaccination figures: https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/
75
30/12/2020 17:06:28 9 8
bbc
Useless Tony Hancock and his useless Sage group - Covid is out there yes - crisis management from day 1 non existent - Boris the clown now claiming credit for vaccine - reminder he did not question old Sage Whitty saying that would take 10 years to develop - the vaccine dose NOT stop you getting Covid but ensures you can resist becoming ill from it.............so we can all test positive ...
95
30/12/2020 17:15:00 4 5
bbc
Boris must take credit for throwing money at a vaccine development programme in February.
55
30/12/2020 16:57:43 67 34
bbc
The good news is that we now have a another vaccine. The bad news is that Matt Hancock is in charge of rolling it out.
76
30/12/2020 17:06:29 28 7
bbc
Look on the bright side - here in Wales we have Vaughn Gethin
176
30/12/2020 17:44:54 9 6
bbc
Can't be worse than MH. Remember this is the man who failed to provide proper PPE, failed to provide a proper test and trace system and in both cases ensured his mates made loads of money. Most shockingly he failed to protect care home residents by allowing covid patients into homes resulting in thousands of needless deaths.
547
30/12/2020 21:23:53 2 1
bbc
And in Scotland we have Aunty Jean. Enough said......
757
31/12/2020 01:05:40 0 0
bbc
whose inability to deal with nosocomial infections in two south Wales boards has caused untold numbers of covid deaths in hospitals.

Nothing to to with rules and people meeting - just his incompetence.

Worst parish council member ever.
1
30/12/2020 16:15:32 19 18
bbc
I had a course of rabies jabs prior to third world travel at a pharmacy. It beggars belief that they haven't been considered for the vaccine. Is this the most stupid government ever?
77
30/12/2020 17:09:07 0 0
bbc
Crowd & Covid control may be a bit of a problem for many pharmacies, and all this on top of business as usual in preparing and delivering prescriptions to many.
78
30/12/2020 17:04:48 5 10
bbc
J ashworth brings nothing to any party, so glad he belongs to labour
99
30/12/2020 17:17:18 4 2
bbc
As opposed to the hapless, useless clowns in the Tory Party! They have one competent minister & that is Rishi Sunak, the rest are so low calibre as to barely register on the scale!??
567
30/12/2020 21:37:55 1 1
bbc
B Johnson brings nothing to any party, so glad he belongs to Johnson
63
30/12/2020 17:00:20 5 11
bbc
Just send out the vaccine and a couple of syringes, along with some basic instructions, to every UK household in a refrigerated envelope. Then we can just vaccinate ourselves.
79
30/12/2020 17:09:27 0 5
bbc
Good idea, eh?
420
30/12/2020 19:25:32 1 0
bbc
This is even worse than your suggestion that I invest a quarter of my wealth into Mooncoin.
80
30/12/2020 17:09:55 5 6
bbc
I don't want my Pharmacy to give me the vaccine they can't even count the amount of pills into a box, twice given me short measure.
67
30/12/2020 17:03:31 18 1
bbc
You don't need -70 for the Oxford vaccine, so I would say it IS an obvious choice. Vaccinating at the speed and breadth required is going to need multiple avenues of delivery, and pharmacies who already administer the flu jab should be considered as one of those.
81
30/12/2020 17:10:16 2 25
bbc
True, but you are still missing the obvious. ** Until ** a vaccine has been authorised it cant be used. The 1st **working** vaccine to be authorised needs to be stored at -70C & it is still predicted to be a better vaccine than the cheaper Oxford one.

Like I pointed out before. UkGov is waiting for the vaccines to be authorised & the facts to be determines before it wastes £100Milllions.
91
30/12/2020 17:14:06 27 0
bbc
The Oxford vaccine was approved by the MHRA today and is due to be rolled out for use next week. Have you been asleep?
186
30/12/2020 17:47:36 12 0
bbc
Um the Oxford vaccine was authorised this morning.
495
30/12/2020 20:35:00 0 2
bbc
"UkGov is waiting for the vaccines to be authorised & the facts"..."before it wastes £100Milllions."

Well, that's a first - remember "worldbeating" track & trace?
82
30/12/2020 17:10:22 20 8
bbc
Seems a no brainer, so clearly wont happen for ages, and when it does it will be announced with 15 mins notice. Clowns in charge,
83
30/12/2020 17:10:26 17 5
bbc
I certainly hope that they do use Pharmacist's to administer vaccines.

I wouldn't want to rely on my GP Surgery who seem to have done everything they can to avoid seeing patients since the virus outbreak.

In my local area admin staff in surgeries have already received the Pfizer vaccine in preference to frontline hospital staff even though they avoid seeing patients.
92
30/12/2020 17:14:22 5 4
bbc
Funny how no one mentions areas when accusing GPs of shirking their responsibilities & that if they are doing as you allege, why are their admin staff being vaccinated in favour of frontline hospital staff? That makes no sense at all?

I take it you've raised this with your MP & local Health Trust, or is the usual anecdotal fantasy???
722
30/12/2020 23:27:54 5 0
bbc
I have no idea if my local surgery staff have had the vaccine or not but I certainly have the same experience of a large surgery virtually closed to all patients from March. As I have already commented they refused to give flu jabs entirely and I expect they will also refuse to do Covid Vaccinations as they have a choice in the matter!
84
30/12/2020 17:11:11 1 5
bbc
now; is this the vacine that turns me into a chimp or the one which allows Bill Gates to track my movements?
89
30/12/2020 17:13:45 6 0
bbc
No, it's the one that could save your life, or that of a loved one.
93
30/12/2020 17:14:29 2 1
bbc
It does both! Also, it makes you believe that the government is doing a good job.
120
30/12/2020 17:25:26 0 0
bbc
Chimp or Chump?
571
30/12/2020 21:39:51 1 0
bbc
now; is this the vacine that turns me into a chimp

Too late.
85
30/12/2020 17:12:25 35 3
bbc
Yes, maximise use of all available facilities to roll-out vaccinations after this wonderful Oxford Zeneca addition to our Covid armoury. Happy to attend either MD or local pharmacy to get vaccinated.
50
30/12/2020 16:56:00 2 5
bbc
You must be one of those glass-half-full type of guys, aren’t’ you?

The deal is bad for the UK whichever way you look at it. Still, it is far superior to No Deal so I presume this is where your optimism is coming from?....
86
30/12/2020 17:12:34 2 1
bbc
Whereas you seem to be a 100% pessimistic with your "deal is bad for the UK whichever way you look at it."

No one really knows what the long term result will be. Of course you can convince me that you know best by forecasting the next lotto winning numbers.
87
30/12/2020 17:13:20 7 6
bbc
I predict that the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be the GOTOO choice for most of the world. This wasn't a race but if it had been Oxford University and Great Britain have won.
Take a bit of pride in Britain!
107
30/12/2020 17:19:45 7 2
bbc
So don't make into one then. The fact is that to cover the world population of 7bn in any sort of reasonable time all of the vaccines will be needed as no single manufacturer will be able to produce anywhere near enough in a reasonable time span.
88
30/12/2020 17:13:21 4 4
bbc
A big conveyor belt would be good...jab, next, jab, next...
84
30/12/2020 17:11:11 1 5
bbc
now; is this the vacine that turns me into a chimp or the one which allows Bill Gates to track my movements?
89
30/12/2020 17:13:45 6 0
bbc
No, it's the one that could save your life, or that of a loved one.
90
30/12/2020 17:14:04 5 4
bbc
In these difficult times it is comforting to know that the good old matriarchal aunty beeb is keeping us safe. Stay home. Watch the BBC. Avoid the NHS.
81
30/12/2020 17:10:16 2 25
bbc
True, but you are still missing the obvious. ** Until ** a vaccine has been authorised it cant be used. The 1st **working** vaccine to be authorised needs to be stored at -70C & it is still predicted to be a better vaccine than the cheaper Oxford one.

Like I pointed out before. UkGov is waiting for the vaccines to be authorised & the facts to be determines before it wastes £100Milllions.
91
30/12/2020 17:14:06 27 0
bbc
The Oxford vaccine was approved by the MHRA today and is due to be rolled out for use next week. Have you been asleep?
128
30/12/2020 17:28:30 1 24
bbc
You still seem to be asleep as you fail to grasp the simple concept of UNTIL, which only in the case of the Oxford vaccine was today & Pzifer 3 weeks ago.

Should the UkGov spend billions on the just in case for the other vaccines that havent yet been approved? If so you seem to be happy in wasting other peoples money. Why is that a lifetime of receiving handouts?
143
30/12/2020 17:33:52 3 16
bbc
Having worked in business it is wise to wait until you know the facts, rather than jumping in on a whim. I have seen a couple of companies go broke, because they "knew for certain" that they would win a contract, when they didnt.

There will be contracts, prior agreements & logistics that need to be resolved. No doubt the HYS Gurus know best ??
83
30/12/2020 17:10:26 17 5
bbc
I certainly hope that they do use Pharmacist's to administer vaccines.

I wouldn't want to rely on my GP Surgery who seem to have done everything they can to avoid seeing patients since the virus outbreak.

In my local area admin staff in surgeries have already received the Pfizer vaccine in preference to frontline hospital staff even though they avoid seeing patients.
92
30/12/2020 17:14:22 5 4
bbc
Funny how no one mentions areas when accusing GPs of shirking their responsibilities & that if they are doing as you allege, why are their admin staff being vaccinated in favour of frontline hospital staff? That makes no sense at all?

I take it you've raised this with your MP & local Health Trust, or is the usual anecdotal fantasy???
866
jb
31/12/2020 11:49:26 0 0
bbc
This is true, admin staff in Doctors surgeries in Dawlush have received the vaccine. I know because they are a family member.
84
30/12/2020 17:11:11 1 5
bbc
now; is this the vacine that turns me into a chimp or the one which allows Bill Gates to track my movements?
93
30/12/2020 17:14:29 2 1
bbc
It does both! Also, it makes you believe that the government is doing a good job.
94
30/12/2020 17:14:34 4 14
bbc
A lot of people criticising doctors surgery must be living in labour controlled areas, as its certainly not happening in Tory areas.
The tories just keep on delivering once again
98
30/12/2020 17:16:53 8 0
bbc
And a political party has exactly what control over GP surgeries?
101
30/12/2020 17:18:09 5 1
bbc
Can you prove your allegation or is is your usual fantasy???
111
30/12/2020 17:21:54 7 0
bbc
I have a Tory mp but my surgery isn’t doing face to face meetings unless you are almost on your deathbed and this has been the case since March.!
75
30/12/2020 17:06:28 9 8
bbc
Useless Tony Hancock and his useless Sage group - Covid is out there yes - crisis management from day 1 non existent - Boris the clown now claiming credit for vaccine - reminder he did not question old Sage Whitty saying that would take 10 years to develop - the vaccine dose NOT stop you getting Covid but ensures you can resist becoming ill from it.............so we can all test positive ...
95
30/12/2020 17:15:00 4 5
bbc
Boris must take credit for throwing money at a vaccine development programme in February.
787
31/12/2020 06:21:28 0 0
bbc
If he threw money at a vaccine in February, why did he then wait until the end of March for the first lockdown?

Clueless numpty is the reason.
40
30/12/2020 16:50:51 2 9
bbc
Seems to be either Brown Shirts or Russian bots online
96
30/12/2020 17:15:29 2 5
bbc
The only people who use those phrases tend to be Corbyn sycophants of a certain age.

btw. Corbyn lost, the UK as a whole is not interested in some extreme form of the loony left.
97
30/12/2020 17:14:50 10 5
bbc
It's breath taking that the Government hadn't engaged with the Pharmacies before now given the need for speed! It should have been such an obvious part of the planning for the vaccine, god knows we've had 10 months to prepare for this day!
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30/12/2020 17:29:18 9 4
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This current mob have been a shambles from word go, a disgrace to the UK.
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30/12/2020 17:14:34 4 14
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A lot of people criticising doctors surgery must be living in labour controlled areas, as its certainly not happening in Tory areas.
The tories just keep on delivering once again
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30/12/2020 17:16:53 8 0
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And a political party has exactly what control over GP surgeries?
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30/12/2020 17:04:48 5 10
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J ashworth brings nothing to any party, so glad he belongs to labour
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30/12/2020 17:17:18 4 2
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As opposed to the hapless, useless clowns in the Tory Party! They have one competent minister & that is Rishi Sunak, the rest are so low calibre as to barely register on the scale!??
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30/12/2020 16:40:30 14 16
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Boris just keeps on delivering both the latest safe vaccine and Brexit
What has labour done about anything-absolutely nothing
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30/12/2020 17:17:47 2 1
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If you really believe we have a competent, not to mention honest, Prime Minister, I suggest you have rather low expectations and poor judgement that will need to be addressed if you hope to grasp any of the promised opportunities ahead. And it was Labour who implored Johnson to deliver a strategy last April - instead he has made it up as he's gone along - he totally lacks strategic thinking.