Teachers and police will NOT be able to jump Covid vaccine queue with roll-out continuing on age basis

Teachers and police will NOT be able to jump Covid vaccine queue with roll-out continuing on age basis

February 26, 2021

TEACHERS and coppers will not be able to jump the vaccine queue, it will be confirmed today.

Despite massive pressure to speed up jabs for some in the public sector, the roll out is to continue being distributed on an age basis.

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will confirm the priority order of the next phase of vaccines that will not take into account any professions.

Ministers aim to have all UK adults jabbed by July, and the next cohorts will be those 49 to 40, then 39 – 30 and all under 30s.

Under 18s are not approved for the jab yet.

Last night a Health source confirmed pressure from some ministers, MPs, unions and senior cops to allow some workers to be jabbed first had not be successful.

The source said: "This continues to be about those most at risk and the simplest and quickest way to eliminate that risk."

 

 

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