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NHS England has lowered the age required for people to get a coronavirus vaccine for the second time this week, having previously been dropped to 44. Those who are due to turn 42 by the 1st of July are also eligible to make an appointment under this latest phase of the rollout. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, 42, revealed the update on Twitter, expressing his excitement in being able to come forward for a vaccine himself. The new move will allow up to 1.3m more people to book their potentially life saving vaccine. Greater Manchester hospitals have recorded zero deaths in
The health secretary dashed any hopes of a tier reduction for Salford this morning after opting to keep Greater Manchester firmly within Tier 3 restrictions. Earlier this week, NHS chiefs urged the government not to drop parts of the country already in Tier 3 to Tier 2, even as infection rates dropped in some areas. Greater Manchester Metro Mayor, Andy Burnham said on Wednesday that there was a clear case for restrictions to be lowered across the region, however, the health secretary and government have disagreed as rates have started to rise once more in some areas. Whilst addr