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13 Jan
Despite rhetoric on #healthinequalities, the current UK #vaccination strategy discriminates against poorer people.

🧵 below on why.

Immediate action needs to be allowing vacc sites to move down cohorts (& providing supply to do so)

@CdsPcn @NikkiKF @CMO_England @Jeremy_Hunt
With the exception of HCWs, the top JCVI cohorts are based on biological age.

But poverty affects life expectancy. In poor areas people don't live so long.
Our #PCN covers a highly deprived area. Most people don't live to be over 80. Or > 75 for that matter. Our first cohorts are tiny.

BUT we have huge numbers of patients in cohort 4 (over 70, and clinically extremely vulnerable). That's b/c we have LOADS of ppl w multimorbidity
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