I await the outrage:
Hundreds of GPs are administering second Covid jabs just three weeks after the first in defiance of NHS advice, triggering a rebuke from the UK’s vaccines authority.
The rollout of second doses up to nine weeks earlier than official guidance – as well as instances of vaccines distributed to 16- and 17-year-olds – has prompted concern over a postcode lottery in access to protection against coronavirus.
6 months back we were all told that first doses first was a terrible idea because the vaccines had been tested using a 3 week gap. The move to a 12 week gap – an entirely pragmatic one, designed to get some protection to many in the face of shortages – was decried by the usual suspects.
So, who wants to bet on the reverse ferret where using the vaccines as they were actually tested is now decried?
Always a price for being a mug. People should do themselves a favour and the stuff alone.
GPs get paid to vaccinate not by outcomes.
“GPs get paid to vaccinate”
About £12 a shot, as I recall.
GPs have banked GBP 400 million from vaccinations, according to the Health Service Journal.
They can’t justify giving this to anyone healthy below about 40 on a balance of risks.
“Exclusive GPs will be paid £12.58 per Covid vaccination jab administered – but will only receive payment after the second of two doses – as details are due today about the DES at the heart of the campaign.
Pulse understands this will make the campaign ‘cost neutral’ for practices, and that GPs will be expected to continue with other duties including QOF and other DESs.
However, despite the workload implications, some GP leaders argued it was GPs’ ‘moral duty’ to take part and the BMA said GPs are ‘absolutely the right people’ to lead on the vaccination campaign.”
What a joke, and money for old rope. Getting into our local Health Centre for anything other than a Covid jab is utterly impossible. Junkies breaking in at 3AM have more success.
“but will only receive payment after the second of two doses”
I pretty much all you need to know.
“this will make the campaign ‘cost neutral’ for practices…….However, despite the workload implications, some GP leaders argued it was GPs’ ‘moral duty’ to take part”
Says it all, money abs workload first then argue about duty afterwards, why does there even need to be a discussion about if it’s GPS moral duty