North East UK news Over 35s will be invited for Covid jabs this week, says Matt Hancock PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Mr Hancock has confirmed that younger people will be able to book their appointments within days as the vaccination programme ramps up

North East UK news Over 35s will be invited for Covid jabs this week, says Matt Hancock PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Mr Hancock has confirmed that younger people will be able to book their appointments within days as the vaccination programme ramps up

North East UK news  Over 35s will be invited for Covid jabs this week, says Matt Hancock PremierLeague-News.Com
16 May 2021 - 10:18

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Health Secretary has announced that people aged 35 and over will be invited to get their Covid jab from this week. Matt Hancock said younger people will be able to book their vaccinations within days as the inoculation programme ramps up. The move comes amid mounting fears over the spread of the Indian Covid variant in places like Bolton, reports The Mirror. Mr Hancock said the Government was increasing efforts to get people vaccinated, with extra vaccinators sent to Covid hotspots. He told the BBC: "We want everyone in Bolton who is eligible to come forward. "Also this coming week we are going to be opening up vaccinations to the 35s and over across the country because this isn't just about accelerating the vaccination programme in Bolton. It's about going as fast as we possibly can nationwide." Currently, only people over 38-years-old are able to get their vaccines. Mr Hancock said there was a "high degree of confidence" that jabs work against the new Indian strain of the virus, which has been spreading in parts of the North West and London.

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. "That means that we can stay on course with our strategy of using the vaccine to deal with the pandemic and opening up carefully and cautiously but we do need to be really very vigilant to the spread of the disease," he told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday. Get free email updates straight to your inbox Sign up to our free newsletter to receive our top stories twice a day as well as up to the minute breaking stories, information on coronavirus and the latest Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC football stories. It takes just seconds to sign up - just click on this link, enter your email address and follow the instructions. If you change your mind you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. Find us on the British Newspaper Archive here. "We have a high degree of confidence that the vaccine will overcome." But he warned that the new variant was highly transmissible and could "spread like wildfire among the unvaccinated groups". The "vast majority" of people ending up in hospital with Covid in Bolton had not taken up the jab, despite being eligible, he said. Read More Related Articles Indian Covid variant could trigger biggest wave since pandemic began, experts warn Read More Related Articles What you can and can't do from tomorrow as lockdown restrictions are eased

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