What will the delay mean for England's Covid vaccine programme?

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NHS England is adjusting to ‘a significant reduction’ in weekly supplies of Covid-19 doses available from the week beginning 29 March

In an unexpected move NHS England revealed on Wednesday that there would be a big reduction in the amount of Covid vaccines available from 29 March. The impending shortage means that no one under 50 in England will get a first dose until 1 May. Only people aged 50 or over, those who are clinically vulnerable, and those awaiting their second dose, will be able to get a vaccination at present.

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