It’s announced that the NHS in Birmingham is ‘significantly behind’ its target for vaccinations in the city.

Dr Manir Aslam of the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG said that all practices were ‘ramping up’ their capacity for vaccines, with advice to ‘reduce’ the planned work to be done in practice in order to meet targets.

“For us to be able to deliver 100 per cent of the uptake we’d need to deliver something like 3,000 vaccines per day,” he said.

“On Monday, following the advice, we got to around 800, so we’re significantly behind where we need to be. But we are ramping up capacity for vaccines, with advice to ‘reduce’ the planned work to be done in practice in order to meet targets.