On Thursday 21 January, Sir David Amess asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ensure the vaccination roll-out programme in Southend doesn’t miss anyone out and that residents will not have to travel unreasonable distances to receive their vaccination.
Sir David Amess said:
“Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Anthony McKeever and his team on ensuring that people in Southend are vaccinated? Will he reassure me that Southend will receive its fair share of vaccines, that the four most vulnerable groups will all be vaccinated by the middle of February, and that people in their 80s and 90s will not be asked to travel long distances to a hub in Wickford?”
Matt Hancock replied:
“Yes, that is our goal. All those things are what we are aiming for. I am really grateful for my hon. Friend’s support. Eighty thousand people have now been vaccinated in his area of Mid and South Essex. We have made a whole load of progress, but there is much more to do to make sure the vaccine is fairly there for everyone”.