The NHS and Number 10 have considered a radical approach to increasing Covid vaccination intake in England. Media reports suggest that door-to-door teams could be deployed to people who are not yet vaccinated.
According to official data, 89.7% have received at least one vaccine shot in the UK. However, the 10% remaining unvaccinated are a constant source of concern for authorities from all four regions of the UK.
According to the Mail on Sunday, UK authorities are considering the idea of sending nurses to people’s homes as a way to avoid new restrictive measures and to deliver vaccines to rural areas where vaccination centers might be less accessible.
The outlet provides a quote of an unnamed cabinet minister who claims that he supports anything that “Encourages vaccine-reticents” and who believes that “People who are refusing to get vaccinated face a tougher country.”
The government has not responded to the reports that come ahead of the prime minister’s announcement on further Covid measures. Boris Johnson is scheduled to speak on Monday. This statement comes amid rapid Omicron-related spread, which already has prompted some restrictions being reintroduced. More than 122,000 new Covid cases were reported in the UK on Friday alone – another daily record since the beginning of the pandemic.
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