Covid vaccine news UK – Jab invites sent to 56-59 age group as new strains ‘very unlikely’ to stop Great British summer

VACCINE invites are being sent to the 56-59 age group this week – as experts say new variants are “unlikely to send us back to square one”.

Hundreds of thousands of letters for the age group began landing on doorsteps today, Public Health England have said.

Meanwhile, Professor Sharon Peacock, head of the Covid-19 Genomics UK scientific body, told The Times she was “very optimistic” that the immunisation programme would continue to be effective.

It comes as a minister predicted that all adults could receive the jab by June should the vaccine rollout continue at its current pace.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, told The Times it was “possible” that all adults could be offered vaccines by June.

Currently, about 3m jabs a week are being rolled out – which would mean the government’s current pledge to vaccinate about 53m people would be hit by the end of July.

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