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NHS says it can’t provide extra Covid vaccines in Blackburn despite infection rate

Town’s director of public health says ‘unjust’ decision could lead to local hospital being swamped within four weeks

The NHS cannot provide thousands of extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Blackburn with Darwen borough, despite it having the highest infection rate in the UK and a death rate almost a third higher than the national average.

The local MP said it “beggared belief” that Blackburn’s repeated pleas to continue surge vaccinations had been knocked back, arguing the move will place the NHS under “overwhelming and unnecessary pressure”.

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