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People aged 37 will be called up for their vaccine tomorrow announces Health Secretary

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that people aged 37 will be called to book their coronavirus vaccination tomorrow (Tuesday, May 18).

Mr Hancock told the House of Commons this afternoon that the strategy of vaccinating people was working with 36 million people having had their first dose and 20 million people having had both.

He said he was delighted by the YouGov data showing that 90 per cent of people in the UK said they will have, or have had, the vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccine and syringe for injection. (46492825)
Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccine and syringe for injection. (46492825)

He added: "From tomorrow I can confirm that we will be inviting people aged 37 to come forward before expanding this further later in the week."

It comes amid rising concern about a variant of the virus, first identified in India.

Mr Hancock told the house that those in hospital with the variant in hotspots Bedford and Bolton were those who were eligible for the vaccine but had not taken up the opportunity.

Those aged 38 and 39 were called up last week.

Mr Hancock said the UK was on track to vaccinate all those aged 18 and over by the target date of July 31.

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