Press release

Mass vaccination still a huge undertaking

Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responding to the news that the MHRA have approved the Oxford Vaccine.

30 December 2020

This is tremendous news and offers a further lifeline to those who are susceptible to the virus. It’s also welcomed at all levels of the NHS in Wales as we can increasingly look towards a service which isn’t under so much pressure.

Responding to the news that the MHRA have approved the Oxford Vaccine, Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said:

“This is tremendous news and offers a further lifeline to those who are susceptible to the virus. It’s also welcomed at all levels of the NHS in Wales as we can increasingly look towards a service which isn’t under so much pressure.

“The Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine makes the logistical challenge of mass vaccination significantly easier due to its storage requirements. However, we must not underestimate this is still going to be a huge undertaking and it is not going to happen overnight. The NHS in Wales is already using a significant amount of resource to make sure people can get easy access to vaccines in a safe and effective way.”

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