Dr Hilary Jones has warned that rolling out the coronavirus vaccine will be a ‘huge challenge’ logistically.
Asked by Phillip Schofield if we’re about to have companies manufacturing super-cold fridges, Dr Hilary suggested: ‘I think what we’ll have is the Military distributing small canisters with say 500 doses and those 500 doses will have to be used in one hit.’
He continued: ‘They’d have to be used in one go – that itself creates logistical difficulties. The canisters have got to be brought to the place where the inoculations are gonna be given, you’re gonna have to have people waiting 15 minutes because it’s a novel vaccine to make sure they’re okay and they’ve had no side effects, and that in itself – you don’t want people gathering either.
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‘So it’s not going to be as easy as, “Here’s the vaccine, fantastic news, let’s celebrate”, it’s going to be tough to roll it out.
‘But we will and we’ll get it to the priority groups first – but it’s going to be huge challenge.’
Dr Hilary gave his view on the vaccine (Picture: ITV)
Meanwhile, Dr Zoe Williams assured viewers that when a vaccine is rolled out, it will be safe, despite some people fearing it has been rushed through tests.
‘All of the safety measures have been put in place,’ she explained, adding: ‘The vaccine will be safe and I think people will feel very safe when they see NHS staff getting vaccinated.’
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer stated that trials showed their vaccine was 90% effective in preventing Covid-19.
Pfizer recently shared a breakthrough (Picture: Getty Images)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has reportedly told the NHS to be ready to roll out a jab from the beginning of December if it is approved – with discussions taking place on who will get their hands on it first.
Elsewhere on the show, Phillip Schofield said he thinks the Queen should be ‘front of the queue’ to get the vaccine.
Phillip said: ‘Quite frankly I’m happy to say I think she should be amongst the front of the queue.
‘She’s 94, her husband is 99 – what she’s done, the service she’s given, what it would do to us as a country if she, God forbid, was claimed by it.
‘I want her front and foremost.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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