Labour leads calls for 24/7 vaccination operation in the UK

How the Government's vaccine plan breaks down 

PHASE 1 (FEB 15 TARGET)

CARE HOME RESIDENTS - 300,000

CARE HOME WORKERS - 500,000

AGE 80+ - 3,300,000

HEALTHCARE WORKERS - 2,400,000

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SOCIAL CARE WORKERS - 1,400,000

AGE 75-79 - 2,300,000

AGE 70-74 - 3,200,000

CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE (UNDER 70) - 1,200,000

PHASE 2 (SPRING)

65-69 2,900,000

AT-RISK UNDER 65 7,300,000

60-64 1,800,000

55-59 2,400,000

50-54 2,800,000

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PHASE 3 (AUTUMN)

REST OF ADULT POPULATION 21,000,000 

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Boris Johnson is facing growing pressure to launch round-the-clock vaccinations as ministers 'race against time' to get jabs in arms.

Labour has demanded the Government 'sorts out' a 24/7 operation despite No10 claiming there is no 'clamour' for appointments after 8pm. 

Tory MPs are urging ministers to 'look carefully' at whether the hours can be extended, although most have stopped short of calling for the priority list to be torn up. 

The PM has promised that around 13million of the most vulnerable Britons will be vaccinated by mid-February.

The aim is for everyone over the age of 50 to be offered a Covid jab by the end of April. 

But doubts have been raised about the target with numbers standing at around 2.7million as of yesterday, and there are also calls for frontline workers such as teachers to be pushed up the priority list. 

The latest ambitious timetable means vaccinating 32million Britons – six in ten adults – within 16 weeks. Two million jabs will have to be given every week in the 'greatest logistical challenge of our time'.

A 47-page masterplan published last night said the nation's remaining adults – another 21million – would be inoculated by autumn.

This second phase is likely to prioritise teachers, police, shop staff and others whose jobs involve dealing with the public.

The 13million most vulnerable – over-70s, health workers and care residents – are already scheduled to receive their jabs by February 15. Doses will be 12 weeks apart.

The aim is for all over-50s to have the first jab of the two-dose vaccine by May.

More than 80,000 medics and volunteers will operate from 2,700 centres and the taskforce could swell to 300,000. 

Nearly 2.7million vaccine doses have been administered in the UK according to figures released by the government yesterday

Nearly 2.7million vaccine doses have been administered in the UK according to figures released by the government yesterday

Health Secretary Matt Hancock during a visit yesterday to the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of the horse racing course at Epsom in Surrey

Health Secretary Matt Hancock during a visit yesterday to the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of the horse racing course at Epsom in Surrey

But while Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last night that the NHS will would do 'whatever it takes', he played down the prospect of a round-the clock operation, saying people will prefer to get jabs in the day.

And in the Commons, vaccines minister

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