Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) people with chronic and terminal illnesses receive the second dose of the covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible after the first dose and (b) there are no delays in the administration of that vaccination.
The Government’s policy, based on recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the four United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers, is that second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should be administered within 12 weeks of the first dose. This is the case for all people receiving a vaccination, including people with chronic and terminal illnesses.
People with chronic and terminal illnesses are receiving the second dose within 12 weeks of their first dose and there are currently no delays.