Wednesday 17 March 2021 / 6:12 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to vaccine supply issues

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to news that NHS England have warned of “significant reduction in weekly supply” of vaccines and that appointments for first doses should be paused in April, said:

“People across the country will be anxious and worried that the booking of new first dose vaccination appointments will be paused from the end of March.

“Matt Hancock needs to explain exactly what these supply issues are and what he is doing to resolve them. Trying to dismiss or downplay the legitimate concerns of anxious people waiting for a vaccine is simply not good enough.”