Pulse in the Press: Covid vaccine DES set to be announced imminently for December start

Press Release

Pulse broke a world exclusive yesterday that a new DES is set to be announced imminently for practices and PCNs to start administering a Covid vaccine from the beginning of December.

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The story has already had significant interest across the national press, with mentions on the front pages of the Mirror, Express, Metro and i, as well as in The Sun, Sky News and Daily Mail.

Numerous sources have confirmed to Pulse that practices and PCNs will be asked to prepare to give the vaccine to over 85s and front line workers from the start of December.

There are currently two vaccines that are being prepared, with one requiring two shots and needing to be kept at minus 70 degrees.

Alongside GPs and PCNs, there will be teams delivering it to care homes, and at-scale delivery centres.

Pulse understands there will be sufficient resources allocated to practices.

A number of sources have confirmed to Pulse that an announcement around the DES is imminent, potentially by next week.