Contact Us: 0800 121 6376

The Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, has said that the public may have to continue wearing masks until next winter, despite Britain’s national vaccination rollout, The Daily Telegraph reports.

As hospitals across the country began administering jabs to the most vulnerable, Sir Patrick hailed the beginning of the UK’s largest ever immunisation programme as a “tremendous day”, but suggested that restrictions may remain in place long after its full rollout.

The NHS will expand its vaccination programme next week, with the Pfizer jabs rolled out beyond 70 hospitals to around 300 GP hubs, targeting those aged 80 and over.

Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he hoped “several million” people would be vaccinated by Christmas.

 

Related Articles

Related Articles

New Hotline Launched To Report COVID Fraudsters

The public can now call a new COVID Fraud Hotline anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity.
Read More

Chosen Angels

National President Stuart Reddish was a member of the judging panel that today (July 1) selected the winner and runners-up in the Daily Express Newsangels awards.
Read More

The Sun And The Times Cover Price Changes – Ireland

The Irish Sun and The Times, Ireland edition will both have cover price increases.
Read More