Hancock: jab works against Indian variant – watch interview
Scientists believe that the variant is more transmissible and cases of it nearly tripled to 1,313 in the past week.
But Matt Hancock said early lab data showed vaccines remained effective.
He said the maojrity of those in hospital in Bolton – a hotspot for the Indian variant – were vaccinated.
The Health Secretary was responding to questions by Andrew Marr about whether the Indian variant was under control.
On Friday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the Indian variant could pose serious disruption to the final stage of lockdown easing in England on 21 June.
video: BBC’s Andrew Marr Show
What are you thoughts on the issue? Should there be compulsory vaccination? Is there another way of handling this problem? How strict should the government be with the public?
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