NHS England has announced a £20 million investment in vaccination sites across the country.
Following an increase in Covid-19 cases across the UK, an additional £20 million will be committed in the introduction of the coronavirus vaccination in England.
The money will be used to give additional support for GPs, pharmacists, and local services at vaccination sites around the country, according to the NHS.
The “drive for the finish line,” as NHS England calls it, will also aid expand worker levels at sites over the next month to aid with the continuous jabbing activities.
“Our local GP and pharmacy sites have been an integral part of the vaccination programme, delivering around 75 percent of the jabs administered so far, and we are incredibly grateful for them going above and beyond to keep our families and communities protected from Covid-19,” said NHS England medical director of primary care Dr Nikki Kanani.
“This additional financing provides these critical local institutions, such as general practices and pharmacies, with the resources they need to hire more people and help the country reach the finish line as the vaccination rollout nears its end.”
Local vaccination clinics are also being asked to schedule second dose appointments for people over 50 as soon as feasible.
According to new findings, almost six out of every seven adults in England aged 50 and up are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
By June 6, an estimated 85.8% of people in this age range had got two doses of a vaccination, with the government aiming to provide both vaccines to all over 50s by June 21.
The NHS also said that on Tuesday, a record-breaking number of vaccine appointments were scheduled, with people aged 25 to 29 in England being allowed to book for the first time.
Every hour, up to 100,000 appointments were scheduled.