When will the over-20s get the Covid vaccine?

Mr Hancock said: “I’m delighted that 70 percent of adults across the country have already been vaccinated with their first dose, and 40 percent with their second.

“We have one of the highest uptake rates in the world but we’ll continue to do everything we can to make sure no one is left behind.

“Please come forward for the jab once you get the offer – it could save your life and protect your loved ones.”

The NHS has also ramped up its vaccine drive in areas affected by the Covid variant first found in India, such as Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, told a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday: “I pitch this personally as a straight race between the transmissibility of this new variant … and vaccine delivery.

“The NHS is doing everything it can to turbo-boost that, and that is the challenge that’s ahead of us in the next two to three to four weeks, to make sure that we outrun the virus through really vigorous pull-through on vaccine delivery.”

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