Blackpool MP Scott Benton has welcomed the announcement by the health Minister Matt Hancock that all over-18’s in England can now book their Covid-19 vaccine.
Scott Benton said today:
“Over 80% of adults have now received one dose and 58.2% have received two doses. Thanks to the amazing progress made on the vaccination programme so far, all adults are now eligible to have the vaccine. Please book your appointment now.”
“The fastest way that we can move completely out of lockdown is by getting vaccinations and following the scientific advice.”
Speaking in the House of Commons this week, Mr Benton said:
“Nobody in this House, or indeed in Blackpool South, wanted to see a pause in our road map of easing restrictions. Does my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury agree that this short delay is necessary so that we can proceed irreversibly out of lockdown?”
In response, the Minister said:
''It will allow time for more vaccinations which is key in terms of the next step forward on the Roadmap''