Matt Hancock was quizzed by a local journalist at Friday's Downing Street press conference on vaccine supplies and lockdown fines.
The JCVI has not yet set out plans on who should be vaccinated beyond the top nine priority groups.
People whose asthma is under control are not being prioritised in the Covid vaccine rollout as it opens up to more priority groups.
The UK has met its target of offering the vaccine to the top four priority groups, but who is getting the jab next?
The Royal Bolton Hospital serves a large catchment area, and on top of normal winter pressures is dealing with the huge strain of the pandemic.
A Nervtag scientist has said even if variants are resistant to the Covid vaccines, they will still offer some protection.
Stefan Daniel is urging people not to suffer alone, and to reach out for support.
Some 530,000 doses of the vaccine will be available for rollout across the UK from Monday, with vulnerable groups identified as the priority for immunisation.