UK news Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Vaccine 'unlikely' to be available before next winter, says chief medical officer last news
MetiNews.Com - It is unlikely a vaccine will be available to the Northern Ireland public until next winter, the chief medical officer has said.
Breaking News ! "It is unlikely a vaccine will be available to the Northern Ireland public until next winter, the chief medical officer has said. Dr Michael McBride said although a vaccine may have been developed by spring next year, he does not think it will be manufactured to the extent to allow it to be rolled out to the public. Speaking on BBC NI's Top Table programme on Wednesday night, Dr McBride said: "I think we will have a vaccine before next winter. I don't think it's going to be available in significant enough volumes before this spring."When a vaccine is made available, vulnerable groups will be given priority and the vaccine may not even be made available to young people, he said. "It will take at least nine months to scale up production to the volume we require and it will undoubtedly be limited to those who are the most vulnerable, probably those working on the frontline," he said.
. It's after health minister Robin Swann announced last week the restrictions would apply to households living in places including the Belfast City Council area and Ballymena town.DUP MP for East Belfast, Gavin Robinson, questioned why the map "erroneously" included areas like Dundonald which had not previously been announced.It is yet to be established whether new postcodes have been added to the list of areas with restrictions. The Department of Health has been asked for a response. "
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