The NHS said that letters were being sent out to more than 600,000 people who live up to a 45 minutes drive from one of the new centres inviting them to book an appointment through a new nationwide booking service.
The government is pinning its hopes on a mass vaccination programme to offer a way out of the pandemic by the spring.
In a bid to get on top of the pandemic and to try to restore some degree of normality by the spring, Britain is planning the country's largest ever vaccination programme, shots initially offered to all those in its top four priority categories - about 15 million people - by the middle of next month.
Normal life will return after the novel coronavirus pandemic but it is some way away and will depend on people sticking to lockdown rules and the mass rollout of the vaccines, the British government's chief medical adviser said on Monday.More news: Joe Manchin: 'Ill-advised' to impeach Trump now
"Anybody who is not shocked by the number of people in hospital who are seriously ill at the moment and who are dying over the course of this pandemic, I think, has not understood this at all". This is an appalling situation, ' he told BBC TV.
Public Health England (PHE) is also today publishing the surveillance strategy for the COVID-19 vaccine programme which sets out how data from surveillance is used to analyse vaccine effectiveness at preventing COVID-19 and severe disease, as well as the impact of the vaccination programme on the population as a whole.
More than 81,400 people in the United Kingdom have died within 28 days of receiving a positive Covid-19 test, the fifth-highest official death toll globally.
"So we need to do two things: we need to vaccinate everybody who is vulnerable so that they have the substantial protection from the vaccine, but we also have to get the rates down in the community, so when people go out the chance of them coming into contact with someone with the virus is a lot lower".More news: NASCAR Driver Hailie Deegan Uses R-Word During Virtual Race, Apologizes
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a visit to a vaccination center on Monday that the country was "in a race against time" to roll out vaccines. "These rules are there to try and make sure we bring this virus under control", Zahawi said. The government's goal is to vaccinate the most vulnerable by mid-February, targeting people over 70, front line healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff and others who are especially vulnerable.
Whitty urged everyone to follow the lockdown measures now in place.
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