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UK thinktank calls for door-to-door Covid jabs to tackle vaccine disparities

Exclusive: Runnymede Trust chief says uptake gap risks Covid becoming a disease of poverty

Ministers are being urged to offer vaccines door to door in hard-to-reach, deprived and minority ethnic communities amid fears that coronavirus could become a disease of poverty.

As leaders set out plans to reopen society, with one in three UK adults already having received their first dose, experts said the stark disparity in vaccine uptake in pockets of the country risked leading to the “vaccine-rich” being protected while the virus continued to circulate in disadvantaged areas.

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