Health Secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for Covid despite having had both vaccinations, he revealed today.
The 51-year-old Tweeted at 1.33pm: ‘This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild.
‘Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already.’
Mr Javid had his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on March 17 and was given a follow up dose on May 16.
Scientists have always said vaccines are not 100 per cent effective at preventing Covid transmission — the main purpose of jabs is to reduce severe illness and prevent death.
He tested positive for the virus on a rapid lateral flow test and is waiting for a result on the more accurate PCR test.