54-year-old David Cameron gets his Covid vaccine

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Former Prime Minister David Cameron got his Covid vaccine today after he was called up ‘in the normal way’ – despite not being in his sixties.

The 54-year-old former Tory leader said that he was ‘proud’ to have received the jab and hailed the NHS for its ‘deeply impressive’ roll-out.

He tweeted a photograph of himself being injected at a clinic, understood to be in London, adding: ‘Huge “thank you” to our brilliant NHS and all the amazing staff.’

His successor Theresa May – 10 years his senior – tweeted about being jabbed on Friday while Tony Blair, 67, revealed he got his first dose on February 20.

Also today, former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, 54, got his coronavirus jab, tweeting: ‘Jab done! Thanks to Penny O’Hara and the brilliant volunteers at the RHS Hall including Shreya who actually vaccinated me. Brilliantly organised programme – congrats ⁦@MattHancock &⁩ ⁦@nadhimzahawi’.

It is unclear why Mr Cameron was invited for the jab, given that the programme was only officially expanded to people over 60 on Monday.

Local vaccination teams have been moving down through the age groups if they are ahead of schedule or if not enough people higher on the priority list come forward.

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