RCGP responds to ‘fantastic achievement’ of 15m vaccines

The Royal College of GPs has responded to the news that 15m people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in the UK

Professor Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The success of the COVID vaccination programme so far is down to the people delivering it. GPs and our teams – along with colleagues across the NHS – have been working incredibly hard, vaccinating our most vulnerable patients to protect them from COVID-19, and we’re hugely thankful for their efforts.

“Ensuring that 15m people have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a fantastic achievement, particularly in such a short space of time, and in the face of many logistical challenges and intense workload pressures.

“This milestone is cause for celebration- but the challenge continues and GP teams are already preparing for the next phase of the vaccination programme, and will start inviting patients in the next priority group from tomorrow. We would encourage every patient who receives an invitation to come forward and get vaccinated – this will be vital in protecting the population from COVID-19 and helping to get life back to normal.”

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