A GP surgery near Worcester has been criticised by members of the public for allegedly offering young people Covid-19 vaccinations.

According to one resident who does not wish to be named young people have been vaccinated at the Ombersley Medical Centre and then 'boasted about it on social media'.

He said: "The GP Surgery in Ombersley has apparently vaccinated some young people, one as young as 17,who have then been boasting on Social Media.

"I think that what seems to be happening here is ethically questionable and needs investigating."

When asked whether the accusations were true a spokesman for the Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We’re unable to comment on individual cases as we continue to vaccinate our local community in line with the JCVI guidance.

"However, where there is a risk of vaccine potentially being wasted, it is sometimes necessary for us to vaccinate outside cohort.”

More than 34 million people have now received their first dose with nearly 15 million cited as having received two doses .

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) initially set out plans for nine priority groups which included: care home residents and, frontline health and social care workers, those deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable and those with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and death.

Subsequently, the JCVI advises that vaccines are offered based on age starting with the oldest adults first and proceeding in the following order: all those aged 40 to 49 years, all those aged 30 to 39 years and all those aged 18 to 29 years.

Within this framework, it is suggested that vaccination should be particularly promoted to men, those from certain ethnic minority backgrounds, those who are obese or morbidly obese and those experiencing deprivation - who may be more likely to be hospitalised.