Matt Hancock urges adults to get Covid vaccine as under-30s to be offered jab in days

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    Everyone should take up offers for vaccinations and make sure they receive a second jab, the health secretary has urged, as adults under 30 will be offered a vaccine from next week.

    Hancock linked advice on vaccination to recent data that has shown the Delta variant, first identified in India, is about 40% more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha variant, which originated in Kent

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