Hospital temporarily halts Covid vaccines in Milton Keynes
MK Hospital is not taking Covid jab bookings due to 'national changes in the vaccination delivery schedule', it has announced.
The changes mean the hospital is not able to support any further bookings, or make amendments to existing bookings, said a spokesman.
But they have urged people due a second jab not to panic.
"Please be assured there will be vaccines available for you to be vaccinated within 12 weeks of your first dose vaccination," said the spokesman.
"We are sorry we can’t assist you further at this time and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause...We expect to have a confirmed schedule in the coming days. Advice for booking will become available then."
Earlier this month an NHS letter warned the UK faces a ‘significant reduction’ in Covid vaccine supplies from March 29 and this shortage could continue for an estimated four weeks.
A letter was been sent to local vaccination centres across the UK stating supplies for first doses are expected to be ‘significantly constrained’.
It is not yet known whether MK's main vaccination hub, Saxon Court in CMK, will remain fully open for the duration of the shortage.
Currently it is the turn of people aged 50 and over to book their jabs.