Health Secretary Matt Hancock again rejected calls for teachers to be given priority in the vaccine queue before schools return.
He told Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We’ve asked the expert group, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, what order we should vaccinate in, broadly in order to reduce the number of deaths as fast as possible.
“I think everybody can understand why we asked that as the question.
“They set out the priority groups one to nine, which includes those who are clinically most vulnerable and their carers, and includes the over-50s, going down the age range.
“They are currently considering, after that, what might be the best order in terms of clinical priority.
“There isn’t strong evidence that teachers are more likely to catch Covid than any other group, but I’ll leave it for
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