- An effective coronavirus vaccine is yet to be developed anywhere in the world
- Matt Hancock said if one is made he hopes ‘everybody would have the vaccine’
- He then left the door open to a mandatory coronavirus vaccination programme
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An effective vaccination for the disease is yet to be developed anywhere in the world but Mr Hancock said if one is he would hope that ‘everybody would have the vaccine’.
But asked directly if getting the jab could be made mandatory, Mr Hancock said the question was ‘not one that we have addressed yet’.
The UK’s coronavirus testing tsar, Professor John Newton, then went further as he confirmed requiring people to get vaccinated is an option available to the Government.