Vaccines will be rolled out in 24 to 48 hours once approved, according to RUH boss.

It was confirmed by The Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath NHS Foundation Trust that as soon as vaccines are approved they will be made available to the community.

RUH chief executive, Cara Charles-Barks said that the trust is gearing up for a rapid roll-out of the vaccines as soon as they become available. Adding that the trust hopes to hear news on a licensed Covid vaccine in the coming days.

She said: “I think it would be 24 hours or 48 hours at most. It’s not going to be weeks.

“It is going to be; it’s approved, go live, get on with it. it's important to act fast to be able to get this out to the public .

“We’ve been very conscious about the impact Covid has had on the local communities.

“They [vaccines] will be delivered through hospital hubs, vaccination centres and those sites are being worked up and will be confirmed as soon as possible.”