Posh Brits offering £2,000 to jump Covid vaccine queue through private clinics

Posh Brits are reportedly offering doctors thousands of pounds to skip the queue for Covid vaccines.

People "with almost infinite money" are desperate to get the jab privately after losing relatives to the virus, a report says.

But medics are telling them to wait for a few months as they are currently only available on the NHS, The Sunday Times reports.

Meanwhile it is thought new vaccines worth up to £20,000 are months from flooding the market.

Dr Roshan Ravindran, owner of clinic Klnik in Wilmslow, Cheshire, told the newspaper that he had been offered £2,000 for the jab.

He said: "People inquiring of it often have had a relative who has passed away – the virus hasn't been selective.

"The poor and rich have all been affected and all lacked control. And so now what people are looking for is a degree of control.

"It's priceless. I have people with almost infinite money, who would do anything because they've had relatives pass away with Covid.

"We'll probably start getting a private supply from April.

"People will come up with a vaccine the Government won't buy – then flood the market.

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"Every drug company is trying to come up with a vaccine."

The medic reckoned some private firms will charge as much as £20,000 to vaccinate wealthy clients.

Dr Mark Ali, of the Private Harley Street Clinic, confirmed he had received similar requests and added: "It is important that elderly and vulnerable people receive the vaccine first, but once that process is up and running, private practice may have a crucial part to play in mass roll-out."

But Dr Neil Haughton, of the Independent Doctors' Federation, said: "We are in a national emergency. If some people were able to jump the queue by paying for it, there'd be a national outcry.

"We are being very clear that there's absolutely no way round the system – much to their annoyance, sometimes."

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