Local MS Paul Davies is supporting calls for more of the Armed Forces to be brought in under the terms of Military Aid to Civil Authorities (MACA) to deliver the Covid vaccine rollout. Mr Davies said that the Health Minister must consider any and all measures to speed up the delivery of the vaccine in Wales, including requesting additional support from the Armed Forces.
Mr Davies said, “The rollout of the vaccine across Wales is so important that the Welsh Government must explore every opportunity to accelerate the rollout of the vaccine in our communities. That must include exploring how the armed forces can help deploy the vaccine across the country. We have a number of barracks and stations across the country and the armed forces could provide a significant boost and help ensuring more people receive their vaccine quickly. Therefore, I hope the Welsh Government will look at using our armed forces to help boost its vaccine delivery and provide further opportunities for people to receive their vaccine as quickly as possible.”