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MS demands Minister for Vaccine

Created on 12/01/2021 @ 13:07
A dedicated Minister for Vaccines should be appointed to oversee the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, Montgomeryshire's Member of the Senedd, Russell George, has said.

By the weekend, 5,000 vaccine had been administered in Powys.

Reacting to the publication of the Welsh Government's plan to deploy Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday, Mr George said: “I am pleased that a vaccine strategy has now been published by the Welsh Government.

“We now need a rapid ramping up of the vaccine delivery in Wales. Over the weekend, around 200,000 doses of the vaccine were sat in fridges across Wales, instead of in people’s arms.

"This is unacceptable and I believe that the Welsh Government now needs to appoint a Vaccines Minister to drive plans forward in Wales.

“I also want the Welsh Government to publish daily vaccination figures for each priority group.

“As you can imagine, our own Health board in Powys are having to cope with a number of factors. My thanks go to those that are involved in the track and trace and the vaccination programme."