GPs are being forced to throw away leftover vaccines rather than give patients second doses or use them on staff, medics have revealed. The revelation comes as hospitals are told to clear as many beds as possible ahead of a mass influx of Covid patients, with some health chiefs frustrated that London’s 64-bed Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre had just six patients yesterday. Local NHS leaders are said to have issued the vaccine disposal instructions to doctors organising clinics, despite Professor Chris Whitty saying yesterday the UK’s roll-out of vaccinations was being held back by delayed deliveries of the Pfizer jab. Some surgeries are taking a stand against the orders, described as ‘bordering on criminal’, but others fear their supplies will be cancelled if they don’t comply. Supply chain uncertainty – particularly around the Pfizer jab which needs to be kept at -70C – means GPs are struggling to book the exact number of appointments for clinics and in some cases patients haven’t turned up having been given little time to prepare. The NHS said there was ‘no reason’ why stocks should be wasted, insisting vaccination sites should make sure a back-up list of patients and staff who can… Read full this story
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