The Committee for Health and Social Care is proposing legislative changes that will allow the States of Guernsey to vaccinate the bailiwick's residents against coronavirus.
On Wednesday Deputy Heidi Soulsby said the law would need to be changed in order to allow a vaccine without full licensing to be used.
She said this was due to the speed at which the coronavirus vaccine was being developed.
In a policy letter, the committee is asking the States to agree that:
- A vaccination programme is established for the Bailiwick to mitigate against the risks of Covid-19
- Any Covid-19 vaccine considered "appropriate" by the committee can be used, as long as the vaccine has a recognised marketing authorisation, or a temporary authority issued under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012
- The committee can specify who is allowed to administer the vaccination, in addition to registered healthcare professionals
Deputy Soulsby said it was hoped a vaccine would be available for use by the end of the year.