COVID-19: ‘More than enough’ doses of Pfizer and Moderna for under-30s, says Matt Hancock

The UK has “more than enough” doses of Pfizer and Moderna jabs for under-30s, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News.

Yesterday it was announced that Britons aged 18-29 would be given an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine where possible, due to concerns over a possible link between the jab and rare blood clots.

Mr Hancock has said the government is being “totally transparent” with the public about side effects linked to the Oxford vaccine, even if they are “extremely rare”.

He added that it was “absolutely right” that the government was upfront about the risks and had made the appropriate changes to the vaccination programme in the UK.

He said the UK has “more than enough” of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for use on the 8.5 million 18-29 year olds who are waiting for their jabs.

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