Hancock: most Bolton Covid patients eligible for jab but haven’t had it

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Health secretary’s comments come amid mounting concerns over spread of Indian B.1.617.2 variant

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The majority of people in hospital with Covid in Bolton were eligible for the vaccine but have not had it, Matt Hancock has said, saying that health authorities would go “door-to-door” offering jabs.

His comments came as concern mounted over increased cases of the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India, particularly in the north-west and parts of London, which could affect the future easing of lockdown restrictions.

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