MATT Hancock will give a press conference today to announce the next vaccine priority groups.
The Health Secretary will speak this afternoon to confirm ministers will back the scientists when deciding who gets the jabs after the over-50s.
The Health Secretary will speak this afternoon to confirm ministers will back the scientists.Credit: Sky News
Many vulnerable Brits have already received their Covid-19 vaccineCredit: Alamy Live News
He will appear alongside Susan Hopkins from Public Health England and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam at the Downing Street briefing.
Britain is currently on target to giver all Brits over 50 at least one dose of the vaccine by April 15.
There have been calls for professions such as police officers and teachers to be given the jab next.
But it’s been reported that the government will continue prioritising people by age.
The jab list, determined by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) placed the elderly and care workers at the top of the list.
The list above shows who is at the top of the list for the coronavirus vaccine
So far, more than 18.6 million Brits have received their first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab or the Pfizer/BioNTech offering.
And 700,718 have had their second dose.
The number of Brits jabbed is 28 per cent of the population.
Yesterday, the number of Brits who have had at least one dose rose by 448,962 after numbers slumped for several days this week.
Last week, the vaccine roll out moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the jab.
Before the new deadline of April 15 there are nine priority groups that will need to be vaccinated, including clinically extremely vulnerable people.
A BMI of 40 or above and severe asthma now makes patients eligible for a vaccine.