The Prime Minister has insisted that policemen, carers, teachers and other key workers should be vaccinated “as soon as possible” in order to put them next in line.
Boris Johnson also told MPs he was “the living embodiment of the risks of obesity” when he emphasized the importance of staying “healthy” during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the Prime Minister’s questions, Conservative MP Jason McCartney (Colne Valley) asked: “Does the Prime Minister agree that once we have vaccinated the most vulnerable, the elderly and our wonderful health and social workers, we should prioritize vaccination Police officers, emergency services, Supervisors, teachers, kindergarten staff and all those whose essential daily work brings them into contact with other people? “
Mr Johnson replied, “We have to rely on what the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Vaccination (JCVI) has to say about the priorities the experts have set, but we obviously want the groups he mentioned to be vaccinated as soon as possible .
“I am delighted that despite all the difficulties, we gave 1.5 million people their first dose – half a million more than the week before.”
Conservative Andrew Lewer (Northampton South) also asked about possible changes in food advertising.
He said: “For many years, Mr. Johnson wrote humorous articles that nonetheless made serious points about individual freedom and the dangers of over-regulation.
“The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is currently discussing how food advertising regulations can be significantly improved. Can (Mr Johnson) assure me that any implementation of this consultation is in line with his and my longstanding principles? “
Mr Johnson replied, “Indeed, and I remain an advocate of freedom in all aspects, but I am also the living embodiment of the risks of obesity.
“There was no question that the pandemic was a comorbid factor.
“I think this is something that people in this country understand and they understand that it is our individual responsibility to do whatever we can to get and stay healthy – because this is one of the ways we all do can help protect our health NHS. “