Dr Chaand Nagpaul, spoke out over the weekend about reports of vaccine wastage. He said that the issue is not widespread and that the BMA is only aware of a very small amount of problems, most of which have now been resolved.
Allaying any public anxiety about it, he spoke, live, to BBC News on Saturday evening as well as appearing on Radio 4's news bulletin at 6pm.
18 January 2021Our main coverage
Telegraph: Discarding unused vaccines is ‘absolutely unacceptable and morally wrong’.
BBC 5Live: GPC chair gives update on vaccine rollout (interview starts around 10.20pm)
- BBC Radio London: Dr Richard Vautrey responds to news that all adults could be offered first dose by September (interview starts around 7.10am)
- Sky News: Medics call for emergency legislation to protect them from ‘unlawful killing’ cases
Reports of vaccination sites feeling pressured to discard unused doses of the Pfizer vaccine are extremely concerning. This is absolutely unacceptable and morally wrong. Any wasted dose would denies a real person the chance to be protected from serious illness or even death.BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul
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