Boris Johnson stresses Covid vaccine safety as tensions with NHS spill over

Ministers accused of ‘moving goalposts’ and wrongly taking credit for success of immunisation programme

Boris Johnson has sought to reassure the public over the vaccine programme as NHS leaders privately accuse ministers of piling pressure on staff to meet unrealistic expectations amid “political boasting”.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, the prime minister repeatedly underlined the safety of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, which was reaffirmed by regulators in the EU and UK on Thursday after many EU countries suspended its use.

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