Bedford MP "disappointed" by vaccine shortage

However, health secretary says it won't affect roadmap dates

Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:19 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:20 pm

Delays to the UK's Covid vaccine supply in April have been met with disappointment from Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin.

Yesterday, health secretary Matt Hancock told MPs the country's supply had been affected by a delayed shipment from India - but that it wouldn't have an impact on the roadmap out of lockdown.

MP Mohammad Yasin said: "I have been assured that there will be supplies for second doses of the Covid 19 vaccine and people should attend their appointment as scheduled.

The supply issues will not impact lockdown roadmap, says health secretary

"However, it is incredibly disappointing that despite me having raised this issue with the Government's Vaccine Minister and received assurances that the Government would do everything possible to avoid future shortages, we now find ourselves in a position where frontline workers such as teachers and police officers will have to wait another month before they can receive the first dose of the vaccine and begin to have the protection they need.

"I will continue to engage with the local CCG to update residents on the vaccination program."