COVID-19: UK to offer booster vaccine to all adults 18+ amid concerns over Omicron

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Global News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: UK to offer booster vaccine to all adults 18+ amid concerns over Omicron” – below is their description.

The U.K. will offer a COVID-19 booster shot to all adults aged 18 and older, expanding the eligibility for the third jabs to those 18-39 year old. The shot was already available to those 40 and older.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation made the announcement on Monday, accelerating the shots in light of concern over the newly identified Omicron variant.

The committee also said the gap between second and third doses could be shortened to three months from six months, in response to the changing risk posed by the variant of concern.

In addition, the committee announced that children between the ages of 12 and 15 could receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the standard dose of 30 micrograms 12 weeks after their first dose. Officials said this is the same schedule as for 16 and 17-year-olds.

Health Secretary Savid Javid also announced Monday that five cases of the Omicron variant had been reported so far in England with six confirmed in Scotland.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8409803/omicron-variant-uk-expand-booster-shots/

Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc

Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ

Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB

#GlobalNews #COVID19

Global News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Similar Content

About This Source - Global News

Global News is the news and current affairs division of the Canadian Global Television Network, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Recent from Global News:

  • NATO holds joint press conference with Finland, Sweden as tensions with Russia rise | LIVE
  • US removes some embassy staff in Ukraine out of “abundance of caution” over Russia tensions
  • Trudeau announces $10-a-day child care for Nunavut by 2024 | FULL
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Inside Nevada’s hard-hit hospitals
  • Is Covid Becoming Endemic? What Would That Mean?
  • ‘Arrogance, indolence and ignorance’: Treasury minister resigns over Covid fraud errors
  • Minister resigns from Government saying ‘schoolboy errors’ made over fraudulent Covid business loans
  • Tory minister resigns over government’s ‘lamentable’ record on Covid fraud
  • In This Story: Pfizer

    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. In 2012, it was one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and ranked 57 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

    5 Recent Items: Pfizer

  • Boosters Effectively Fend Off Delta, Omicron Variants in Studies
  • Israel Reports Record Number of New Daily Covid Infections
  • Early Omicron Breakthroughs Show MRNA Vaccines’ Weakness
  • New Brunswick issues call for volunteers to help with COVID-19 response
  • Israel Trial Suggests 4th Vaccine Dose Didn’t Block Omicron
  • In This Story: Scotland

    Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

    3 Recent Items: Scotland

  • UK Weather: Week ahead – High pressure but with a few changes
  • Boris Johnson faces more controversy as Scotland Yard investigates blackmail allegations | 7NEWS
  • Hundreds Hit Glasgow Streets for Pro-Independence Rally
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....