Sunday Mirror

Second dose delay vow


NHS bosses insist a vaccine shortage will not trigger second-dose delays after a cancer patient of 91 was forced to wait more than the promised three months.

Other pensioners said they struggled to get an appointmen­t within the time frame recommende­d by scientists.

AgeUK described the reports of delays as “concerning”.

Cancer patient Thomas Sims should have had his second Pfizer jab by April 3, but he was unable to get an appointmen­t until Friday – one week and six days late.

Mr Sims, from Stainforth, South Yorks, said: “I was getting a bit concerned.”

Prof Christina Pagel, who sits on Independen­t SAGE, said it was “important to honour second-dose promises”.

The NHS suggested the delays were the result of isolated local issues.

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