The vaccine, produced by Pfizer / BioNTech, could be delivered to hospitals as early as Monday, December 7.
This exact date depends on the approval of the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on time.
An NHS source confirmed to the Mirror: ‘We are expecting it in the next two weeks, they have identified how many is coming and where to go.
“They are currently working on how to get it to staff within 5 days. ”
Initially, only NHS staff will receive the vaccine, while nursing home residents and those over 80 will have to wait for now.
The move angered heads of the care sector, as residents of nursing homes and people over the age of 80 were identified by the government as the top priority of the coup.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) said in September that older people in care homes and staff should be given priority.
People over the age of 80 and people working in health and social services should come second on the list.
However, the nature of the vaccine has made it necessary to rethink who should get it first.
NHS officials believe it should only be moved up to four times, otherwise it could become ineffective. Therefore, it cannot be easily moved by GPs to places like nursing homes.
By the time it arrives in UK hospitals, it will have already been moved twice, from the Pfizer production plant in Belgium to storage in Britain and then to hospitals.
NHS trusts have reportedly urged NHS staff to get their flu shot as soon as possible, as it is a few weeks between now and the coronavirus vaccine.
For people living in nursing homes and people over the age of 80, it is likely that they will receive the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine. He was referred to the MHRA last Friday.