Under-30s to be invited for Covid vaccine next week

People under the age of 30 will be invited for a Covid-19 vaccination next week, the health secretary has confirmed.

Matt Hancock told Sky News this morning that the next cohort of people will be called up within days.

He said: ‘This week we’ll be opening up vaccines to the under-30s and so we’re getting a step closer to the point when we’ve been able to offer the vaccine to all adults in this country.

‘Once we’ve got everybody having had their second dose, of course then you’ll get this protection that we’re seeing at the moment amongst older people… throughout the whole adult population.

‘That way, we can get out of this and restore our freedoms. But the timing of exactly when we can take that step is the big question.’

He said the Government is ‘not saying no June 21’ but that it’s ‘too early’ to determine whether it will be possible to lift all legal restrictions from then.

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