UK government ministers are conisdering plans to send door to door teams armed with covid jabs to the homes of unvaxxed Britons in a bid to get more people ‘inoculated’.
Over the past week, the Department of Health, NHS England and No 10 have been discussing a nationwide drive to send ‘vaccine teams’ to areas with low uptake rates as a way they say is crucial if the UK is to avoid more lockdowns and other restrictions.
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It is also a way to get the covid jabs to rural areas or to households where people cannot easily get to a vaccination centre.
The Mail Online reports: Door-to-door jabs visits are already being trialled in one area of Ipswich, which led to an extra 150 people getting their first, second or booster jab in a weekend.
Downing Street sources said the aim is to expand this to the rest of the country and try to reach the estimated five milllion unvaccinated.
Dan Poulter, the Tory MP and NHS hospital doctor who has been doing shifts in London hospitals, welcomed the plan. He said: ‘In parts of London where there’s very low vaccine uptake, you’re bound to get a good uptake in jabs if you’re knocking on doors.
‘I think that would have a very positive effect in getting vaccination rates higher.’
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