Britain will begin a COVID-19 vaccine booster program for older and more vulnerable people soon as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government relies on vaccines rather than further lockdowns to navigate a “bumpy” winter.
He also outlined a “Plan B,” involving mandatory vaccine certificates in some settings, mandatory mask wearing, and asking people to work from home, which was being held in reserve.
Officials said COVID-19 vaccines had saved more than 112,000 lives and averted 24 million infections as they proposed a third shot for frontline health workers and those aged over 50 or clinically vulnerable, starting with people most at risk.
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A committee advising the UK government on vaccination recommended rolling out coronavirus booster jabs to all adults over 50, as well as to health care workers, people living in care homes and those at a higher risk of severe COVID-19.https://t.co/wCudjXfdmQ
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