Round the clock inoculations are on the table, according to No10 (Image: Adam Hughes / SWNS)
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The NHS is under pressure to offer coronavirus jabs 24 hours a day in an effort to vaccinate nearly 15 million at risk people by mid February.
Matt Hancock said round the clock inoculations are "absolutely" on the table if needed, with the Health Secretary adding: "We will do whatever it takes to get this vaccine
rolled out as fast as possible."
A detailed road map for delivering what is the most ambitious programme of vaccinations ever undertaken in the UK was laid out by ministers on Monday.
It aims to see 14.6 million of Britain's most vulnerable given their first jab within five weeks by February 15 with the help of seven mass vaccination centres across the country.
By the end of the month 2,700 vaccination sites will be open
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Fifty smaller centres, 206 hospital hubs and 1,200 other venues, including GP surgeries and pharmacies, are also currently within the ever-growing arsenal.
By the end of the month 2,700 sites will be opened, meaning everyone in England is within 10 miles of at least one.
But it remains a tall ask as things stand, with so far only 2.3 million having received one or more doses, it would mean more than 350,000 would need to be done each day.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock during Monday's briefing
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Mr Hancock told the Downing Street Covid briefing yesterday it was an "ambitious…but achievable target", adding 40 per cent of over 80s had already been vaccinated.
Boris Johnson's press secretary Allegra Stratton told The Times: "If people come back and say they would like an appointment over 8pm then that is something they will consider.
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"My understanding is at the moment there’s not a clamour for appointments late into the night or early in the morning.
"If that was the case, then it is something the NHS could well consider."
Meanwhile, the Government has promised all those aged between 50 and 59 will have been offered a vaccine by the end of the spring and every adult in the UK by the autumn.
An army of 80,000 trained health workers had been drafted in, to be supported by more than 200,000 volunteers.
Meanwhile, Mr Hancock told the Mirror yesterday he “can rule out” removing support or childcare bubbles, which have become a lifeline for many families since they first launched last June.
It comes after Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned strict lockdown restrictions will “probably” last until the spring, amid mounting concern in No10 over people's “false confidence" and “complacency” as the vaccine is rolled out.