Covid-19: Regional Support

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 1st February 2021.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

With pleasure: 42 vaccine quick reaction force teams comprising 252 defence personnel are deployed across seven NHS England regions to locations determined by NHS priorities. As my hon. Friend says, their primary effort is to ensure that the roll-out of the vaccine is equally paced across the country. Where we can reinforce the efforts of local NHS trusts, that is exactly what these quick reaction teams are there to do.