Coronavirus UK news – Police and troops to guard Covid jab stocks amid anti-vaxxer protests fears

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ARMED police and troops could be brought in to guard Covid jab stocks amid fears of anti-vaccine protests.

Hospital chiefs have warned anti-vaxxers could target sites administering the vaccine.

Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed "a role for the armed forces" in distributing the antidote.

NHS Trusts are liaising with Whitehall over a role for the police or even the Army in protecting the supply chains.

A Whitehall source said: “They are liaising with the police and even the army over a number of security concerns.”

Mr Hancock said a date for the vaccine is not known yet, but he thinks it will be ready at some point early next year.

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