THE Deputy Chief Medical Officer has told of his worries over low vaccine uptake in ethnic communities.
Prof Jonathan Van-Tam warned: “Covid doesn’t care what colour your skin is.”
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He said some countries could ban travellers without a vaccine.
He also hit back at claims Covid jabs have a negative effect on fertility, saying: “I’ve just never heard of a vaccine that affects fertility.
“This is a nasty, pernicious scare story.”
The professor said the South African variant is “not our major threat right now”, but the Kent variant is.
And he said teachers would not be vaccinated yet, unless they were over 50.
UK Covid deaths yesterday dropped to 1,001 — down a quarter in a week, bringing the total to 114,851.
There were a further 13,013 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
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