8 June 2021
Health and Social Care Questions

Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, responds to a question on the effectiveness of surge vaccinations and testing in high-risk areas in preventing the need to introduce local restrictions in the future. 

Mark Eastwood (Dewsbury) (Con)

Despite the recent rise in infection rates, covid-related deaths and hospital admissions remain low across my constituency. Surge vaccinations and testing have been effectively rolled out in high-risk areas, and pop-up vaccination centres, such as the Darby and Joan Club in Clayton West, are doing a fantastic job. Given that, can my right hon. Friend assure the people of Dewsbury, Mirfield, Kirkburton and Denby Dale that there will be no need to introduce local restrictions in the future? (900883)

The Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment (Nadhim Zahawi)

I join my hon. Friend in congratulating the whole team on the incredible work that they did in pretty difficult and urgent circumstances. I reassure him that, as the Prime Minister has said and as the Secretary of State has said from the Dispatch Box, we want the whole country to come out of this lockdown together.