Urgent update on Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the involvement of GPs

Publication date: 04 December 2020

The College has received information from NHS England this evening that general practice will have a much earlier role in delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than originally anticipated - and potentially as early as next week.

A letter from NHSE Primary Care Director Nikki Kanani (91.3 KB PDF) has been sent to all practices in England and there will be a further update on Monday, but GPs will be involved initially through PCN groupings as the beginning of a general mobilisation of practices. 

We'll keep you updated with our full response as things develop and will be looking to produce resources to support GPs and their teams.

We’ll also be monitoring the situation for our members in Scotland, Wales and NI.

The College is truly grateful for everything GPs and their teams are doing to help the COVID effort. Their contribution throughout the pandemic has been magnificent.

Further Information

RCGP Press office – 020 3188 7633/7494/7574

Out of hours: 0203 188 7659 


Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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