A WEST Yorkshire Police chairman slammed the Government’s vaccine priority list as “absolutely disgusting” as murders and paedophiles get Covid jab.
In an interview today on Good Morning Britain, Chairman Brian Booth that Brits should be prioritised in a queue that is “morally right”.
West Yorkshire Police Chairman Brian Booth told GMB that it was disgusting how paedophiles and murderers were getting the vaccine before his colleaguesCredit: Rex Features
Paedo pop star Gary Glitter was given the Covid vaccineCredit: Metropolitan Police
Mr Booth said that the vaccine queue needed to be ‘morally right’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
“The disgusting decision that’s been made here. It’s just another kick in the teeth from the Government,” Mr Booth said.
“They really do need to get a grip on this. I understand the argument that key workers need the vaccine and prison officers must be part of that.
“I would say give the prison officers the vaccine but not convicted murders and paedophiles and rapists.”
It comes after the news that paedo pop star Gary Glitter has had his Covid vaccine.
Glitter, 76, is one of the first lags to get protected, outraging justice campaigners.
Police Chairman Booth added that Brits should be prioritised in a queue that was “morally right” prisoners have “given nothing to society.”
Mr Booth made the argument that his colleagues have given “everything” with some police officers still in hospital fighting for their lives.
“This cannot be right these individuals have given nothing to society are prioritised over colleagues,” he said.
More than 13m of the nation’s most vulnerable should be vaccinated within six weeks, the Government has vowed
“There is a moral duty to protect our key workers.”
Meanwhile, sex offenders are likely to be among the first to get the jab as they form a large part of the older prison population.
A source said: “Many have been jailed in recent years for horrific crimes dating back decades. You have some prisons where there’s a significant group of elderly sex offenders all in their 70s and 80s.
“Because of their age, they will get the vaccine first.
“But if you’re a prison officer looking after Glitter and you haven’t had the jab, you’re not going to be happy.”
Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is serving 16 years for attempted rape, indecent assault and having sex with a child under 13.
Health Secretary Mr Hancock had confirmed that the target of vaccinating the country’s most vulnerable by Valentine’s Day this Sunday was within grasp as he revealed 91 per cent of over-80s have had their first dose.
Some 95 per cent of those aged 75 to 80 have also been jabbed, along with 75 per cent of those in the 70 to 74 bracket.
In a dramatic switch in policy, Mr Hancock said anyone over 70 who has yet to receive their first dose is now being encouraged to self-refer.
All adults in the top four eligibility groups will be able to make an appointment online or via their GP.
It includes frontline care workers, vulnerable Brits asked to shield, and those aged 70 and above.
Until now, they were strictly asked to wait to receive a call or letter from the NHS.
But health bosses now want them to come forward in a final push to vaccinate all those at the highest risk by the start of next week.
The former pop star, who rose to fame in the 1970s, is one of the first lags to be protectedCredit: Rex Features