The country’s top doctor today urged everyone who is entitled to a Covid jab to come forward as new figures showed the NHS vaccination programme racked up record numbers of jabs last week.

Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have now had their first COVID vaccine, NHS England announced today, as invites to those aged 60 to 63 began landing on doormats.

Two-thirds of UK adults support the idea of vaccination passports despite legal and ethical concerns, a poll has revealed.