Covid vaccine rollout to be completed sooner than expected

The prime minister has pledged to offer all adults in the Uk their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine by 31st July, this comes two months sooner than previously expected. 

Over a quarter of the population have already received the jab and the government hopes they will have all those with underlying health conditions and those aged over 50 vaccinated by 15th April. 

Boris Johnson wants the accelerated scheme to “go further and faster in the coming weeks” 

The prime minister still wants schools to reopen on the 8th of march and believes the vaccine rollout will fuel calls for restrictions to be eased sooner. 

Mr Johnson said, “we will aim to offer a jab to every adult by the end of July, helping protect the most vulnerable sooner, and take further steps to ease some of the restrictions in place.”  

He continued saying “But there should be no doubt, the route out of lockdown will be cautious and phased, as we all continue to protect ourselves and those around us” 

Now, those with an underlying illness are being vaccinated first and those aged between 64 – 50 are being given vaccinations in stages of 5 years, oldest to youngest, but there is currently no information on how those under 50 will be vaccinated or if there will be any priority given. 

What we do know is this is the last lockdown we have to experience with restrictions being removed based on the progress shown with the vaccinations. 

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