UK Covid-19: Boosters for everyone over 18 to fight Omicron variant

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UK Covid-19: All Britons over the age of 18 were today made eligible for Covid-19 booster vaccines as ministers try to shield against an incoming wave of the Omicron variant.

The gap between second and third doses has also been chopped in half to three months with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam claiming that boosters had ‘never been more urgent’.

The top-up drive will prioritise people based on their age so that those who are most vulnerable will be able to get their jab first. Previously, it was only open to over-40s.

Eligible Britons will be offered Pfizer or Moderna as a booster dose, even if they were originally vaccinated with AstraZeneca .

Severely immunosuppressed patients who were given three vaccine doses as part of their primary course will also be offered a fourth booster dose.

It came as two more Omicron cases were confirmed in London, and both had links to travel to epicentre South Africa. It means 11 infections have been detected in Britain to date, as labs probe up to 225 ‘possible’ cases.

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