Leeds news LIVE: Long delays around Rodley, Horsforth and Kirkstall after crash

The A6120 between Horsforth and Rodley roundabouts is closed due to a police incident.

By Abbey Maclure
Thursday, 10th December 2020, 4:38 pm
Horsforth New Road (photo: Google).
Horsforth New Road (photo: Google).

It involves one vehicle, according to AA.

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Hospitals in Leeds will be administering the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine this week.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the 50 hospital hubs in England where coronavirus vaccines will be administered in the first wave of the immunisation programme.

Since the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine got the green light from regulators last week, health service staff have been working around the clock to manage the huge scale logistical challenge of deploying the vaccine. 

"We are delighted that Leeds is one of only 50 places in the country that can offer the Pfizer vaccine this week.

 

"Another demonstration of Team Leeds working together to respond to COVID-19."

A spokesman for the LTHT trust said:

When will the vaccines begin?

They are set to begin being administered on Tuesday, December 8.

Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director, said: “Despite the huge complexities, hospitals will kickstart the first phase of the largest scale vaccination campaign in our country’s history from Tuesday.

“The first tranche of vaccine deliveries will be landing at hospitals by Monday in readiness.

“The NHS has a strong record of delivering large scale vaccination programmes – from the flu jab, HPV vaccine and lifesaving MMR jabs – hardworking staff will once again rise to the challenge to protect the most vulnerable people from this awful disease.”

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, added: "Coronavirus is the greatest health challenge in NHS history, taking loved ones from us and disrupting every part of our lives.

“Hospitals have now cared for more than 190,000 seriously ill Covid-19 patients and have seen beds fill up again in recent weeks.

“The deployment of this vaccine marks a decisive turning point in the battle with the pandemic. NHS vaccination programmes which have successfully helped overcome tuberculosis, polio, and smallpox, now turn their focus to coronavirus.

“NHS staff are proud to be leading the way as the first health service in the world to begin vaccination with this Covid jab.”

Multiple lane closures on M62 due to crash

Traffic held as emergency services at scene

Reports of multiple vehicles involved in crash

The AA said: “All lanes stopped and stationary traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M62 Eastbound from J29 M1 J42 (Lofthouse) to J30 A642 (Rothwell). All held 16:45.”

Current traffic map after crash on M62:

The current traffic map after a crash on the M62.
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