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East Londonderry DUP MP Gregory Campbell has urged the Department of Health to address concerns that whilst the other UK regions roll out rate of the covid-19 vaccine is speeding up and growing, Northern Ireland’s appears to be slowing down.

Mr Campbell said,

“Based on daily data published by, on the day when the UK as a whole had the single highest number of vaccine doses administered (almost 850,000), it is difficult to understand why Northern Ireland completes not just yet another low daily number (less than 8,000) but has the second consecutive week with low numbers.

Northern Ireland started off being the United Kingdom region with the highest numbers but has now fallen back considerably.

The Health Minister needs to spell out what the problem is, is it distribution or an internal problem within Northern Ireland?”