The Health Service Journal reported earlier this week that the North West will see delivered doses drop from around 310,000 to 200,000 in the second week of February, in order to target supplies at regions with slower vaccination rates.
Meanwhile, UK-based AstraZeneca warned of a reduction in planned deliveries because of production problems, while US firm Pfizer also said it was working to increase capacity at its Belgian factory.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) confirmed that targeted deliveries are being made to areas where there are more people left to vaccinate in the priority cohorts.
However, when quizzed about where a third of the North West’s vaccine supply would be sent to, the spokesman said “we are not getting into specific details.”
“Vaccines will continue to be…