Vaccine supplies dry up in four of six centres
Vaccine supplies have been used up in four of the six vaccine centres in Sunderland as local teams await deliveries of batches of doses.
Vaccine clinics are still running at two centres in the city; Riverview Health Centre and Millfield Medical Centre this week, while Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre, Houghton Primary care
Centre, Washington Primary Care Centre and Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre are all awaiting deliveries.
There has been no disruption to appointments, the CCG has confirmed and all appointments are planned in accordance with deliveries.
Deliveries of vaccine doses at the four centres are expected later this week and next week.
The CCG were unable to say which sites ran out of vaccine when, or how many days vaccine clinics were not carried out at centres while they awaited deliveries.
On Wednesday January 13 David Chandler, deputy chief officer and chief financial officer at Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said that some sites would need to wait for deliveries before they can restart vaccinating people
He said: “Vaccination schedules are dependent on the availability and delivery of doses. Healthcare professionals are working at a remarkable pace to administer the vaccine to as many people as possible and occasionally this will mean that some sites will need to wait for further deliveries before they can resume again.
“All of our vaccination sites have been active within this last week and one final site is going live on Thursday 14. Further supplies are being delivered this week and next week, so that vaccinations in Sunderland can continue.”