The NHS is gearing up for a major roll out of a Covid jab from next month – with five mass vaccination centres ready before Christmas.
The giant sites – manned by trainee nurses, physios and paramedics – will be able to treat tens of thousands of people daily.
Leaked documents reveal officials are hopeful that two jabs will prove successful before the end of the year.
Plans are already well under way to ensure they can be delivered to those who need them most.
The first mass vaccination centres are planned for sites in major cities including Leeds, Hull and London.
They will be supported by hundreds of mobile vaccination units dotted nationwide, while roving teams will visit care homes and vulnerable Brits.
GPs and pharmacists will also be asked to dole out the jab to millions of people – with roll out set to take between three to six months.
One of the vaccine frontrunners includes the treatment developed by Oxford University, with millions of doses already stockpiled.
It comes as World Health Organisation boss Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirmed a coronavirus jab is on the horizon.
He said: “There is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope.”
Leaked provisional plans asked NHS teams to be ready from late October for mass vaccination. But with no treatment yet ready, the timings have been pushed back.
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