Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson today about support for the immunosuppressed as COVID restrictions are finally eased.
Mr Jones asked: “Will he ensure the NHS reviews the system for identifying the most vulnerable, as some at risk people may be missed, for example those with blood cancer?
And will he then ensure the testing and anti-viral drugs he mentioned in his statement are readily available, alongside regular boosters for the immunosuppressed and their carers too.“
In his reply Mr Johnson confirmed that support would be available for the immunosuppressed.
Mr Jones commented: “I was pleased that the Prime Minister confirmed that antiviral drugs and other support would be available to the immunosuppressed and that further work will be done to ensure that people do not slip through the net.”
“I have been contacted by constituents understandably concerned about how the most vulnerable will get continued support and I know this response will go some way to alleviating their concerns. I want to ensure that we deliver the support needed to these groups and will be following the matter up directly with the Department for Health.”