MATT Hancock said he hoped for a “great British summer” as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of schedule.
The Health Secretary believes Britain can look forward to more freedom — with the vast majority of adults having received a Covid vaccine within six months.
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Speaking on BBC Politics East, he said: “In six months we will be in the middle of, I hope, a happy and free great British summer and I have a high degree of confidence that the vast majority of adults will have been vaccinated.
“And that’s not just the clinically vulnerable groups.”
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Mr Hancock added: “The more people who take up the vaccine, the more will be protected as a society so that high take-up is incredibly important.
“The vaccine is clearly the right thing to do and so I think we’re going to have a great summer but we’re going to have a tough few months between now and then.”
Under Government targets everyone over 50 should receive their first vaccine by the end of April, with the rest of the adult population in late spring and early summer.
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