'Because the Delta variant is so infectious, we are not looking at a theoretical risk of children 12 to 17 becoming infected.'
Boris Johnson has condemned an anti-vaccination protester's 'appalling' abuse of the deputy chief medical officer for England.
Prof Van-Tam used a paracetamol packet to explain why people shouldn’t worry about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
'It’s a bit like being 3-0 up and thinking we can’t possibly lose. But how many times have you seen the other side take it 4-3?'
Coventry and Warwickshire vaccination teams were commended by Matt Hancock in a Downing Street press conference.
The deputy chief medical officer for England said his family found his newfound stardom amusing.
Given all the talk about the South African COVID variant, it’d be understandable if you’ve been feeling more than a little worried in recent days. Enter Jonathan Van-Tam.
The newly-approved vaccine will be in the UK 'very shortly', according to deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van Tam.
Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam was on hand to deliver a dose of reality about the vaccine in his own inimitable style.
Prof Van-Tam was asked if people like him and Johnson should be first to have the jab to give people confidence in its safety.
Jonathan Van-Tam told a Downing Street briefing there has been a 'marked pick-up' in COVID-19 infection rates.
Jonathan Van-Tam warned 'we may have to live with this virus... for many months to come, if not years'.
A top government scientist has explained why coronavirus screening hasn’t been introduced at airports even as 15,000 people a day fly into the UK.