Military Aid: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his comment of 31 December 2020 on Times Radio that 250 teams of medically trained personnel are on standby to assist in the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine, how many personnel make up each of those teams; and what level of medical training do those teams possess.

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

The initial quick response teams comprise one Doctor, two Registered Health Professionals and three Combat Medical Technicians. Subsequent teams are likely to be of similar skills and numbers but will be tailored to meet the needs of the setting within which vaccinations will be delivered.

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