Covid mass vaccine centre ‘forced to close for two to three weeks over

A JABS hub in Wales has been required to shut today over supply concerns, an MP has declared.

Chris Bryant, who represents Rhondda, said scarcities of the Pfizer jab “for the next two or three weeks” has actually closed a big vaccination centre.

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Nevertheless, health chiefs have moved to reassure residents due their second dosage.

On the other hand, it’s understood other centres in the country will be operating at a lowered capacity amid a “planned and expected” change in materials.

Mr Bryant composed on Facebook: “It’s a shame that the lack of supply of the Pfizer vaccine for the next 2 or 3 weeks means that the mass vaccination centre is going to have to close momentarily.

” It will be up and running soon and I’m pressing extremely difficult to ensure that the materials do come through so that we can start on the next set of categories in addition to getting the second doses done.”

In a declaration, the Welsh Federal government told the BBC: “Over the next number of weeks, we are expecting a slight reduction in the quantity of vaccines we will receive from the UK Federal government.

” This is a prepared and expected change in supply that will affect the whole of the UK.

” We have factored this into our plans and it will not affect people’s consultations or hold-up when individuals are due to get their second dosage.

” The supply of vaccines is expected to ramp up considerably from the beginning of March.

” Every dose of vaccine we get will continue to be delivered instantly to all those who require it.

” Our vaccination groups continue to do an extraordinary task to vaccinate everyone as rapidly as possible.”

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