Vaccinations of care home residents to be completed by month-end, says PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the government hoped to complete the vaccination programme for care home residents and workers by the end of month, acknowledging problems with infection rates in such settings.

"Clearly we've got a problem there again, that's why we are working flat out to vaccinate care home workers and care home residents," he told a news conference, adding that around 40 percent of elderly care home residents had been vaccinated so far.

"We hope to have completed care homes by the end of the month."

(Reporting by Sarah Young, writing by Elizabeth Piper)