The UK is taking advice from Israel, the country leading the race to vaccinate its citizens, to assist its own vaccination programme.

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, asked:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received guidance from the Government of Israel on the involvement of military personnel in the covid-19 vaccination rollout programme.”

James Heappey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, responded:

“Her Majesty’s Government has had sustained engagement with the Government of Israel on their vaccination programme. This has included Defence’s Surgeon General regularly engaging with his Israeli counterpart.

The Ministry of Defence however has not been in receipt of guidance from Israel specifically on the use of military personnel in vaccine roll out. We will remain in regular contact with the Government of Israel and health providers regarding efforts to tackle the virus.”

This comes not long after a hospital director in Israel, which is leading the world’s coronavirus inoculation race, has questioned the UK’s decision to delay administering a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine to patients by up to 12 weeks.

You can read more from The Independent about the vaccine concerns here.

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I tend not to read any of the stories from the independent (Anything but) seeing as they all come with a heavy touch of bias, For example here is one such colourful current headline from the Russian owned Independent : Home Office accused of ‘callousness’ after blaming asylum seekers for Covid outbreak in camp of hundredsThe Home Office has been accused of “callousness” and “inhumanity” after blaming asylum seekers for the spread of coronavirus in a military camp where hundreds are being held with dozens to a dormitory. Residents have been banned from leaving Napier Barracks, in Kent, since Saturday… Read more »


Yes the Independent has fallen a long way from when it was a proper newspaper.

Christopher Allen

True, but nothing beats The Express and their weekly scare stories, like some meteor on a collision course with Earth or some monster snowstorm heading our way.

Daniele Mandelli

Ha! Too true! Makes the Mail look almost moderate.


i love the express, you would honestly think we lived in the arctic circle with their regular snowmageddon front pages.

Daniele Mandelli

Yes, its getting to Guardian standards of bias and pure codswallop.


I find if you mix the telegraph, times and guardian together and you can actually come up with something that is the start of a balanced point on which to start investigations into the actual news.


Clearly the only people who have the time to do this are the independently wealthy or retired. Most of us just pick one. Being a proper social democrat I tend to read the telegraph as I like to be challenged and not be told things that make me feel all warm inside.

Thats my test of are you reading the right paper…if it pisses you off it probably the one to read.

barry white

The Ministry of Defence however has not been in receipt of guidance from Israel specifically on the use of military personnel in vaccine roll out.”
So your headline is wrong
You are getting as bad as the MSM