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Over-35s to be invited for Covid vaccines this week, says Matt Hancock

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MATT Hancock has confirmed that everyone over the age of 35 will be invited to get their vaccination in the coming days.

The Health Secretary confirmed this morning that jabs will become available to the latest age group - as the super-infectious Indian mutation takes hold in the UK.

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He told the BBC's Andrew Marr surge vaccinations will open in Bolton, a hotspot for the new variant - before adding: "This coming week we will be opening up vaccinations to everyone 35 and over across the country.

"It isn't just about accelerating the programme in Bolton.

"It's about going as fast as we can nationwide."

More than two-thirds of UK adults - 36 million people - have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, while a third of adults are now fully vaccinated with two doses.

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