Dr Hilary Jones has revealed exactly who is in line to get the first coronavirus vaccine – and when.
The Good Morning Britain star, who is the programme’s Health Editor, spoke out on Tuesday’s show on November 24.
He was asked by Susanna Reid over the potential vaccine.
Susanna said: “Now it feels like actually, who is going to be first to get it on what date?”
“Yes,” said Dr Hilary, adding: “Right. Well, the good news is that the vaccine is already there.
“They reckon they can vaccinate – they reckon they could vaccinate 2.7 million people before the end of the year.
“That would be priority people. That is people who are most vulnerable. People in care homes, people working with the most vulnerable, the very vulnerable themselves.”
“So before the end of the year but when is that?” asked Susanna.
Dr Hilary smiled and replied: “Well we have to get approval, remmber. So the trials look as if it is safe.
“But it has to be approved by the regulatory authorities who are all doing work on all the vaccines – the three that have been announced already.
“So there is a lot of work to be done. It has got to get approval. We need to make sure it is safe and has all the data showing people it is safe.
“That is the first thing. Once it is, it means we can get those doses ready for those 2.7 million people before the end of the year.”