Raab refuses to guarantee everyone will receive second dose of Covid vaccine

Raab refuses to guarantee everyone will receive second dose of Covid vaccine
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Cabinet minister Dominic Raab has refused to guarantee that all people who have received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine will get a second jab within 12 weeks.

The foreign secretary was repeatedly pressed in an interview on Sky News to give a firm guarantee that supplies of the vaccines would be sufficient to deliver the second injection within the target time.

But he declined to do so, instead saying: “We absolutely are aiming for that We should be able to deliver it… We’re quietly confident”.

It was initially planned to give the two doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines within three weeks, but the government introduced a longer delay in response to last month’s spike in infections following the emergence of a virulent new strain of Covid-19 in the UK.

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