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January 2021

January 19, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine to be offered to every adult by autumn, says Secretary of State
Sky News Online reports that the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said every adult will have been offered the Covid-19 vaccine by autumn 2020. The announcement comes as Matt Hancock told Sky News more than 200,000 people are currently getting a Covid-19 vaccination every day and the government is on course to reach its target of two million vaccinations a week. Separately, BBC Online reports how Matt Hancock confirmed regular rapid testing for people without Covid-19 symptoms will be made available across England this week. The community testing regime – which will be expanded to cover all 317 local authorities – uses rapid lateral flow tests, which can return results in 30 minutes. There has been some concern about the accuracy of lateral flow testing. 

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