Despite reports of reduction in supply all Banbury area residents and beyond on track for Covid-19 vaccine - says Department of Health

A Government spokesperson has said the UK remains on track for all adults to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination by the end of July.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 4:14 pm
Despite reports of reduction in supply all Banbury area residents and beyond on track for Covid-19 vaccine - says Department of Health

National media outlets have recently reported the UK’s Covid vaccination supply is set to see a reduction next month due to a reported delay in the delivery of millions of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses from India.

The delivery had been expected from the Serum Institute of India, but has been held by up to four weeks, reported the BBC.

Despite reports of a reduction in vaccines in April, the Department of Health has said it is still on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July.

A spokesperson for the Government's Department of Health and Social Care said: “Health services across the UK are working tirelessly to vaccinate those most at risk and more than 25 million people have already received their first jab.

“The vaccination programme will continue in the coming weeks and more people will continue to receive first and second doses.

“As has been the case since the programme began, the number of vaccinations carried out over time will vary due to supply – but we remain on track to offer a first vaccine to over 50s by 15 April and all adults by 31 July.”

The Government has 'always' said that the pace of the vaccine programme will only be limited by supply.

The Government spokesperson also said their forthcoming scheduled deliveries will fully support offering vaccines to people by April 15 and all adults by July 31.