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Covid vaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissions

UK’s chief medical officers say health services will be put under more strain by Christmas socialising

The coronavirus vaccine will have only a marginal impact on hospital admissions over the next three months with the festive season likely to put additional pressure on health services, the UK’s chief medical officers have warned.

In a letter to healthcare staff sent on Friday, the CMOs for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland said the effects of vaccination would likely be felt by spring but workers should brace themselves for an “especially hard” winter.

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