oris Johnson will hold a press conference at 5pm in which he is expected to unveil the army-led coronavirus vaccine roll-out.
Britain’s vaccine roll-out has reportedly been drawn up by military battlefield planners and hopes to vaccinate the most vulnerable by mid-February.
A senior government source told The Sun: “The Prime Minister is approaching the vaccination roll-out as a military operation and that’s what you’ll see at [Thursday’s] press conference.”
It comes after Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Britain’s armed forces could deliver “over 100-thousand” jabs a day.
The UK has approved two vaccines for use, by Pfizer and AstraZeneca, with the Moderna jab expected to follow.
Ministers are under pressure to dramatically step up the roll-out after the country was plunged into its third national lockdown.
The total number of people vaccinated in England since the roll-out started is now 1,112,866, according to the health service. Of those, 60 per cent were given to people aged 80 or over.
The Government has set a target of vaccinating 13 million Brits by the middle of next month.
Mr Johnson told the Commons on Wednesday the roll-out “will finally free us from this wretched virus”.