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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There are no current plans to publish an updated COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Plan. As of 12 January 2022, over 83% of those aged 12 years old and over in the United Kingdom have received two doses of the vaccine, and over 90% have received one dose. Over 365 million people have received a booster or third primary dose. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has advised that there...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There are now hundreds of walk-in sites and general practitioners and pharmacies have been asked to increase their vaccination services. Vaccination sites have been asked to operate 12 hours a day, seven days a week wherever possible, with some sites extending to 24-hour operation. Additional ‘pop-up’ sites will also be opening in local areas in convenient locations for communities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021 and The Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 provide the legal framework for the minimum standards required from private testing providers. This includes meeting the required timetable for testing. For polymerase chain reaction testing, this states that the maximum time for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: In October 2020, the Government commissioned work to support the United Kingdom’s diagnostic industry, to secure a lateral flow antigen test and increase domestic production capacity. The UK Make programme delivered two clinically validated and regulatory approved UK lateral flow antigen tests​ and provided investment in capital equipment and facilities expansion at three UK manufacturing...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Air Pollution: Health Hazards (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the United Kingdom, as long-term exposure to air pollution can cause chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer, leading to reduced life expectancy. The study highlights the health burden associated with air pollution and we will assess its findings as evidence emerges. The UK Health...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Air Pollution (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We have discussions with colleagues across Government, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on air quality and ensure that related policy development and implementation focuses on health impacts and outcomes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The University of Warwick and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have undertaken modelling of the estimated levels of all variants in England in the next month. This predicts that cases of COVID-19 will decrease throughout January, to a level similar to that seen in November 2021. Omicron is the dominant COVID-19 variant in the United Kingdom. For those cases which have the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (19 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Every eligible adult in England aged 18 years old and over was offered a COVID-19 booster vaccination by 31 December 2021.

Covid-19: Forecasting and Modelling (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) for introducing today’s debate, and all hon. Members for their thoughtful and wide-ranging contributions. Throughout the pandemic, we have been supported by world-leading scientists, epidemiologists and modellers, many of whom have worked around the clock, often...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Vaccine Data Resolution Service can correct vaccine records for individuals with missing first and/or second doses. Currently, there are no plans to allow general practitioners (GPs) to perform this function. The service for United Kingdom residents vaccinated abroad is trialling the expansion of wider health and care settings, including GPs, making submissions to the national team who...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Those without access to a computer or smartphone can contact 119 to request a Domestic or Travel NHS COVID Pass letter. A carer or family member can also request a letter on their behalf online at NHS.UK.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: East Yorkshire (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: In December 2021, we delivered approximately 280 million lateral flow device (LFD) tests and we have since procured new stocks and increased delivery capacity. We expect to deliver 90 million LFD tests a week across the United Kingdom, including East Yorkshire and County Durham, including seven million a day through GOV.UK. In England, this includes approximately 12 million tests a week...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: At the time of the launch of the booster vaccination programme in September 2021, it was not known whether recurrent booster doses would be required in the long term. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is continuing to review the booster vaccination programme and value of any second booster doses for the most vulnerable.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Severe allergies are a potential basis for exemption from vaccination and testing. We estimate that 90,000 people in England are eligible for an exemption, excluding pregnant women. However, information on the number of people in this cohort with severe allergies who would be eligible for a medical exemptions NHS COVID Pass is not held.

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Vaccination Sites (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: To maximise uptake there are now more than 3,000 sites—more than ever—delivering covid-19 vaccines and boosters, including hundreds of walk-in sites. Opening times have been extended to seven days a week. GPs and community pharmacies have been asked to do more vaccinations, and 750 armed forces personnel and 41 military planners have been brought in to every region to help co-ordinate the...

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Testing Infrastructure (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK continues to provide one of the highest testing rates globally. We have increased capacity for PCR testing by over 200,000 tests per day since December. Home delivery capacity is now at 7 million lateral flow tests every day, with community pharmacies supplying an additional 9.5 million tests last week. In comparison to England, countries that have put in place more restrictions might...

Health and Social Care: Folic Acid in Flour (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Following consultation last September, we announced that we would legislate to fortify non-wholemeal wheat flour with folic acid. We are working at pace to move this policy forward, and we have already engaged with industry as part of a cross-Government review of bread and flour regulations. All four nations are now working closely together to develop the draft legislation and impact...

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Hospitalisations: Vaccination Programme (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Vaccination continues to offer our best line of defence against hospitalisation due to covid-19. The latest data shows vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with the omicron variant was 58% after one dose and 64% up to 24 weeks after two doses. Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation was 92% in the first two to four weeks after a third dose or booster and 83% after 10 or more...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: From the start of the pandemic, the UK has worked to support equitable access to covid-19 vaccines. It helped to establish the international joint procurement initiative COVAX, which supports higher and lower-income countries in securing the vaccines they need. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has indicated, we are committed to delivering 100 million doses by mid-June; we had...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Molnupiravir (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: From 16 December 2021, molnupiravir was made available to a small group of patients as a second line treatment to neutralising monoclonal antibodies through COVID Medicines Delivery Units (CMDUs). In England, 1.3 million of the highest risk patients are eligible for treatments including molnupiravir through CMDUs. This includes patients at highest risk of hospitalisation and deterioration...


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