Nadhim Zahawi said there is no evidence that the Indian variant of coronavirus 'escapes the vaccines' or impacts people more seriously.
Cases of the Indian COVID variant have more than doubled in a week, sparking concerns that further measures will be needed to stop its spread, including local lockdowns.
One scientist said they were concerned pharmaceutical companies were driving the narrative on booster jabs rather than researchers.
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The Seychelles has been suffering from a surge in coronavirus cases, despite 70% of its population having received at least one jab.
A host of celebrities have thrown their support behind the proposed event, which would salute those across society who have helped the UK's battle against coronavirus.
'The inequity that we have seen with vaccine distribution is grotesque,' Dr Maria Van Kerkhove said.
Prof Stephen Reicher said that while vaccine passports are likely to be viewed as acceptable for international travel, they will be a controversial 'distraction' if required domestically.
The EU has proposed easing COVID travel restrictions to holidaymakers from countries with low infection rates.
In a new PSA first appearing on Yahoo News' TikTok, former President Barack Obama urges teens to seek out a COVID-19 vaccine. "It's the only way we're going to get back to all the things we love," says Obama, "from safely spending time with grandparents, to going to concerts and watching live sports."
The ZOE symptom study app said there were 1,046 new cases of COIVD per day in the UK - one of the lowest figures they've ever recorded.
An extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer jab have been secured for a booster vaccination programme in the autumn.
Public Health England's head of immunisation said infections could be disproportionately spread across the country.
The ONS said that across all four nations there is a clear pattern between vaccination and testing positive for COVID antibodies.
The 45-year-old soap star said he felt like an old man and was aching all over after getting his jab.
An open letter signed by 22 experts urges MPs to allow people “to take back control of their own lives”.