Booster Covid-19 jabs to be offered to 30 million Britons

Booster Covid-19 vaccines are to be offered to more than 30 million Britons from next month.

More than 2,000 pharmacies will help deliver the target.

To allay fears the efficacy of the serum may start to decline, the Government plans to give 2.5 million people a third jab a week from September.

The programme will use pharmacies, allowing GPs and NHS staff to focus on treating a backlog of patients will other illnesses.

All adults aged 50 and over, as well as the immuno-suppressed, will be offered the booster jabs.

It is planned for the vaccine to be given the same time as the flu jab- possibly, one in each arm.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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