Anyone over 70 who has not yet had a covid vaccine is being urged to come forward, in a final push to hit a deadline to give all the vulnerable jabs by next Monday.

“We’re not going to rest until all those who are vulnerable are protected,” said the Health Secretary Matt Hancock during the Downing Street press conference this evening, adding that Government is on track to meet targets to vaccinate everyone in the first four priorty groups by 15th February.

4.5 million tests are now being delivered every week, while 97 per cent of the provided contacts of Covid positive individuals are reached he said emphasising that as the country comes out of lockdown, testing will become increasingly important.

Meanwhile the U.K. has recorded 333 more deaths and 14,014 cases its lowest daily totals in more than six weeks while the number of patients in hospital on Thursday in the UK with Covid was 29,326 – its first day below 30,000 for more than a month.


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