The Government is considering vaccinating younger people at their workplaces, a report claims.

Thirty million under-50s could get a jab on the job by spring if the government approves proposals for a workplace rollout.

Ministers are discussing the idea as they form plans to protect younger adults  – and especially key workers who cannot work from home – against coronavirus, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The initial phase of the rollout has prioritised Britain’s elderly and vulnerable, as well as front line health and social workers.

More than 11.4million people had received a dose by Friday.

The Government has a target to vaccinate all priority groups, including over-50s, by early May.

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A woman gets a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Bath Racecourse
Britain’s vaccine rollout could be pushed into workplaces

But the newspaper reports a Whitehall source’s claims that at current rates vaccinators could hit that target as early as April.

According to the Telegraph, ministers are discussing whether mobile vaccination teams could travel to workplaces to give people the jab, check vaccinations, and speed up the rollout.

The idea appears similar to the rollout of the annual influenza jab.

Some employers offer staff flu jabs in their places of work.

Marianne Stewart, a practice nurse, fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine
Ministers are said to be considering the proposals for the jab rollout’s next stage

The Government had already announced that regular rapid-result testing will be made accessible to workers in companies of more than 50 staff who are still travelling to work during lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson already vowed that key workers would be prioritised.

The Telegraph reports proposals would see more public-facing workers join the front of the vaccine queue once priority groups have been ticked off the list.

Front-line emergency services workers, teachers, staff in homeless shelters, and local council staffers like social workers, delivery drivers, supermarket workers, and essential factory employees – such as food production workers -could be prioritised next.

An elderly woman receives an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination centre at Epsom Downs Racecourse
Britain’s elderly and vulnerable people were prioritised first

Prison staff, police officers and jurors could also reportedly be prioritised next.

The proposals are said to be aimed at protecting employees who cannot work from home, and to curb asymptomatic spreading of the virus.

However the newspaper reports that the government must decide whether it must prioritise other more vulnerable groups over home workers.

A medic prepares a vaccine in Edinburgh
The next stage of the jab rollout could focus on key workers

The government is under pressure to decide which groups to prioritise next once the most vulnerable groups have had their first doses.

A debate has been raging in recent weeks over whether key workers such as school teachers or police officers should be next in the queue.

A senior No10 source told the newspaper no decisions had been made yet about who would get the jabs once all nine priority groups had been checked off.

The official said advice from the Joint Commitee on Vaccination and Immunisation was that people should be vaccinated “in the order that they are most likely to end up in hospital or dying from coronavirus.”