Professor Brian MacCraith, chair of the Vaccine task force
Vaccine taskforce report, on how best to roll out a Covid-19 immunisation programme across the population, is to be sent to Government today ¦ Read more: https://t.co/blac5k66rb pic.twitter.com/16zdgioZZk
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The task force, chaired by Professor Brian MacCraith, has been considering the deployment and administration of Covid vaccines.
The large-scale logistical operation will kick in early next year once vaccines have been approved by the European Medicines Agency.
GPs and pharmacists are likely to be involved in immunisations but mass vaccination clinics may also be required.
Nine ultra-low temperature freezer lorries have arrived in the country to assist in the rollout.
Vaccines will be free to everyone, and the taskforce is likely to recommend how records will be maintained.
The Government is also working on a communications plan to deal with people’s concerns and to combat misinformation…