Although the vast majority of those aged between 18 and 30 were not due to start receiving vaccinations until later this summer, some were given earlier access because of jobs as health or care workers.
Health ministers in Europe have failed to agree a joint EU policy on suspending the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in younger age groups, despite fresh advice from the bloc’s medicines regulator on potential links to rare forms of blood clotting.
Italy and Spain have moved to restrict the use of the jab to the over-60s, while German officials have recommended that under-60s who have received their first dose of the vaccine should get a different second dose.
Police at Sussexes’ home nine times in nine months
Police have been called to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s California home nine times in as many months after the couple expressed concern about the decision to strip them of round the clock police protection. Since the couple moved into the property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, last July, the County Sheriff’s Office has responded to calls listed as phone requests, alarm activations and property crimes. Read more about the data, obtained under Freedom of Information laws. Meanwhile, unseen footage of the Queen will air tonight. Harry Mount looks at what we have learned about Her Majesty from behind-the-scenes footage.
Why the time feels right to abandon Football Focus
Dan Walker has announced he will step down as host of Football Focus after 12-years. Yet if Test Match Special and Match of the Day are top flight BBC Sport institutions, it could be argued the soccer magazine programme is League One at best. With more live football on TV than ever before, Thom Gibbs sets out why Walker’s departure should spell the end for the BBC’s out-dated, wide-ranging football TV show.
A 10-year-old boy abandoned near the Mexico border told patrol officers he was “afraid” as he begged for help in a newly released video. The boy can be seen sobbing to officers as he explains he had travelled to Texas without his parents in a group of migrants. He woke to find himself alone and was discovered walking on a rural road in the hope of finding help, officials said. Watch the heartbreaking clip which comes after a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the border in March.
‘When people are this desperate to silence and discredit you, you must be saying something that’s true’
Educationalist Dr Tony Sewell tells The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast why he is standing by his report on racism in the UK
Biden’s tax losers | Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland are set to suffer under the Biden administration’s plans to link tax revenue from businesses to local sales. The US has reportedly proposed a clampdown on companies using certain countries to avoid paying higher tax as part of its plans for a huge global shake-up. Read on for details.