Sadiq Khan: ‘We’re throwing the kitchen sink, appliances and myself’ at London’s vaccine rollout.

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A Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (PA Wire)
A Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (PA Wire)

Evening Standard health editor Ross Lydall speaks to the Mayor of London who says “remarkable” progress with the vaccine roll-out has put London in prime position to reopen safely on July 1.

Official NHS England figures suggest that, at current rates of 42,000 jabs a day, London could fall short of the Prime Minister’s national target by about 1.5m jabs.

But Mr Khan’s insisting the official tally of 8.7m first and second jabs by the end of Tuesday was an under-estimate due to “data lag”.

And he says London’s performance should be judged against cities such as New York, which have similar challenges in terms of vaccinating a younger, more diverse population.

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