England’s Covid vaccine drives good value for money at £ 8.3bn, says NAO | Coronavirus

The Covid vaccination rollout saved 128,000 lives, inoculated more people than expected and was good value for money at £ 8.3bn, a major Whitehall report says.

Despite its success, 3.7 million people are unvaccinated and “substantial risks” to programme’s future success remain, including the need to settle who delivers jabs in the months to come, because NHS staff already have jobs, according to the National Audit Office.

The spending watchdog praised everyone involved in the vaccine program in England, including the taskforce ministers assembled, NHS England and what at its peak was the army of 60,000 vaccinators and 65,000 volunteers and administrative staff needed for such a huge undertaking.