I am receiving a  number of enquiries about why someone has not yet been vaccinated, along with examples of others of a similar age who have.

The local health service is well advanced with its vaccination programme and thinks it will hit the government targets. GPs say they will be sending out invitations to receive the vaccine to all those entitled, but there will of course be some who are vaccinated sooner and some later within the timetable set out given the large numbers involved. The aim of the local NHS is to use all the vaccine made available each day with stated appointments for those in the priority categories . I think it best that we let the NHS get on with it, as too many enquiries or complaints will add pressure when they need to put all their efforts into this large programme of  vaccination.

The first four categories currently being invited in order are:

1 Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2 All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)




  1. a-tracy
    January 27, 2021

    Perhaps if people had target dates they wouldn’t be concerned until that date had passed. For example all Over 80’s by February 28th 2021. All over 75’s by 15 March 2021.

  2. Fedupsoutherner
    January 27, 2021

    Very happy to say that Shropshire has caught up. My husband who is 74 and clinically vulnerable is having his on Sunday. I think the media here were to blame for negative reporting. Now there’s a change.

  3. MWB
    January 27, 2021

    Why are vaccine supplies to Manchester and North West England, and the North East, being reduced ? More supplies reserved for Lpndon I suppose.

  4. Stephen Reay
    January 27, 2021

    The EU tried to bully Astra Zeneca in supplying the vaccine at the same time as the UK were getting their deliveries. Their orders were placed 3 months behind the UK’s order. We clearly have them worried about us, funny enough we don’t worry about them now that we have left. We are watching Boris response if the EU try to swipe our jabs.

    1. Mike Durrans
      January 27, 2021

      Just how far will the PM allow the eu to go before he calls time on their bullying, I for one have had enough and will not be bothering with europeans any more when they on holiday.
      Maybe let a few tyres down✊🏻

  5. Linda Jones
    January 27, 2021

    Surely people should not accept untried experimental vaccines without ”informed consent”. I have received no information whatsoever from my (generally very efficient and helpful) GP surgery giving me reassurance and advice. I intend to decline the offer when made – and I do resent the fact that I have received no official advice, but only know about the vaccine and its effects (not reassuring generally) from searching the internet. I WANT to be reassured, because I am not against vaccinations and have had many through the years.

    1. Alan Jutson
      February 1, 2021


      Being approved by the Regulator, who has all of the information at their fingertips, is obviously and clearly not enough for you.

      So you are perfectly entitled to refuse the vaccine, if that is your wish, but please do not complain if others feel rather differently to yourself.

  6. Denis Cooper
    January 27, 2021

    Slightly off-topic, it has recently occurred to me to ask:

    “What is the difference between vaccination and immunisation?”

    Because when somebody is vaccinated, or inoculated, against a disease we normally assume that this will give them immunity, but it seems that this may not be the case for Covid-19.

    So I put the question into google, and here is an answer, a 3 minute read, from the Aussies:

    This is the crucial sentence:

    “If the person comes in contact with the disease in the future, the body is able to make an immune response fast enough to prevent the person developing the disease or developing a severe case of the disease.”

    It would be anti-social behaviour to receive a precious dose of vaccine against Covid-19, but then carelessly get infected, and then moreover spread the disease to others who may still be more susceptible to it.

  7. alan jutson
    January 27, 2021

    I simply do not understand why so many people do not get the fact that the vaccine comes in from the manufacturers on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, and THAT IS THE LIMITING FACTOR.

    We do not have a secret supply of 100,000,000 doses of vaccine in the UK ready to use, it is simply used as we get it, on a just in time delivery basis.

    I also think the public do not get the fact that they still need to follow lockdown rules after they have had a jab, in order to try and stop the virus from spreading.
    An injection does not make them superman or superwoman who can then go out meet up with all of their mates and hug their grandchildren, because that sort of action could make them super spreaders.

    I know the government have tried to get the message out, but I am afraid this has to be repeated time and time again to make sure it sinks in.
    Do those receiving the vaccine get a card and a written reminder to still keep within the Lockdown/tier rules applicable at the time, and to keep safe, to save others.

  8. Lifelogic
    January 27, 2021

    It should be men over 75 and women over 80, then men over 70 women over 75, the. men over 65 women over 60 etc. which reflects their relative risks to Covid. This would almost certainly save hundreds more lives and thousands of hospital admissions and illnesses (this for a given number of vaccines shots).

    The current order is a huge discrimination against men and clearly goes against the science and sensible logic. So were JCVI negligent in not even suggesting this or was it actually vetoed by the government? Why are no journalists or scientists even questioning this?

    It is an error potentially worse (in lost life terms) than the senior London fire “experts” telling people to stay in (or go back to their flats) at Grenville Tower – long after it was very clear just from TV pictures that the fire was completely out of control.

  9. Ian Wragg
    January 27, 2021

    John, why does no one from government challenge the death rate whichever and MSM keep telling us is the worst in Europe.
    The actual figures extrapolated for population size in deaths per million means we are about the fifth, Belgium being the worst.
    Also we are the only country counting death from Covid with a positive result within 60 days.
    Boris is allowing this scaremongering to justify keeping us locked down. He’s just announced that schools can begin opening on March 18th. What about the rest of the economy.

  10. agricola
    January 27, 2021

    Yes SJR, leave it to the professionals who above all know what they are doing. The basic principals of the vaccination programme have been decided, let them get on with it.
    If there are problems in maintaining the supply of the Pfizer vaccine then that is down to politicians on both sides of the Channel.
    In Worcester I can report from a purely personal point of view. I have had my first Pfizer jab as an 83 year old and they are now doing the over 75 year olds. The whole process is swift and friendly. Providing industrialists and politicians keep supplies flowing, I am quite confident that the medical staff will get it into peoples arms.

  11. Mike Wroe
    February 2, 2021

    David Davis raised the issue of ivermectin in the Commons. It defies logic that an effective treatment/prophylaxis drug is not available to those who want it if they have symptoms and/or test positive. People are dying unnecessarily from being denied access as a matter of routine.

Comments are closed.