Matt Hancock reveals 3MILLION Covid jabs have now been administered across UK as GPs are offered 30 bonus for every care home resident they vaccinate before end of the week
- Three million coronavirus vaccines have been administered, government says
- Matt Hancock tweeted he was ‘delighted’ with the latest coronavirus news
- It was revealed those previously infected have protection for five months
Three million coronavirusvaccines have now been administered, the Health Secretary has said.
It comes as GPs revealed they’re offering a 30 bonus for every care home resident they vaccinate before the end of the week.
Matt Hancocktweeted that he was ‘delighted’ with the news: ‘We’re accelerating the Covid vaccine roll-out across the UK.’
GP-led hubs administering the vaccine with be granteda 30 incentive for every care home vaccination given this week, and 20 for each jab given next week.
In two weeks the rate will return to 10 per dose, as well as a 12.58 service fee, according to NHS England.
Matt Hancock tweeted that he was ‘delighted’ with the news: ‘We’re accelerating the Covid vaccine roll-out across the UK’
There are currently 300,000 care home residents and 500,000 residential carers in the UK.
It comes as it was revealed people previously infected with thecoronavirus have more protection against reinfection five months later than people getting the Oxford vaccine, and the same level of immunity that is provided by the Pfizer jab.
Data from PHE’s SIREN study, which follows more than 20,000 healthcare workers at more than 100 sites across Britain, looked at how many members of NHS staff in the study group caught the virus more than once.
A total of 6,614 workers were found to have had the virus in early 2020, either through antibody testing, PCR swabs or clinical evaluation based on symptoms.
Just 44 people from this group later tested positive for the coronavirus as a result of reinfection.
PHE scientists say this means previous infectionconfers 83 per cent protection against reinfection, and also reduces the likelihood of developing symptoms and severe disease.