Black Country MP John Spellar today welcomed the announcement that the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine was approved for use in the UK. However, he said Ministers and the Civil Service needed to up their game to ensure a rapid rollout of the vaccine.
Spellar commented: “The Oxford vaccine is a valuable tool in our nation’s fight against the Coronavirus and a major step forward in returning to some sort of normality. Scientists have done their bit – it is now time for Government to do theirs. Ministers and their Civil Servants must seriously step up their game and ensure the vaccine is rolled out as rapidly as possible. It is unforgiveable to stay under punitive restrictions due to failures of Government to do their jobs properly.”