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Covid news live: Latest updates as UK vaccine rollout ‘envy of the world’ as people with cancer and diabetes urged to get jab

Scottish secretary Alister Jack will declare that the UK’s vaccination programme is the “envy of the world” as he pays tribute to the NHS and armed forces who’ve helped to administer coronavirus jabs.

Mr Jack will describe the rollout to this point as a “truly astonishing achievement, a task on a scale that dwarfs anything since the war.”

Meanwhile, UK charities together with Cancer Research UK, Mencap and the Terrence Higgins Trust have written an open letter to these in precedence group six, urging them to get the vaccine.



This group contains people aged 16 to 64 with underlying well being circumstances. It additionally induces their carers as effectively as people who’ve studying disabilities.

This comes as newest authorities figures have revealed that 23.6 million people have obtained a primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Britain’s vaccination programme is ‘envy of the world’, cupboard minister claims

Britain’s vaccination programme is the “envy of the world”, the Scottish secretary Alister Jack will declare as the newest authorities figures confirmed over 23.6 million people have obtained a primary dose.

Paying tribute to the NHS and the armed providers who’ve helped administer Covid-19 jabs, the cupboard minister will describe the rollout to this point as a “truly astonishing achievement, a task on a scale that dwarfs anything since the war”.


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