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‘Get Boosted Now’: Britain Speeds Up Covid Booster Program
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. would accelerate the country’s coronavirus vaccine booster program to counter what he called a “tidal wave” of cases from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
I’m afraid we’re now facing an emergency in our battle with the new variant, Omicron, and we must urgently reinforce our wall of vaccine protection to keep our friends and loved ones safe. No one should be in any doubt there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming, and I’m afraid it is now clear that two doses of vaccine are simply not enough to give the level of protection we all need. Today, we’re launching the Omicron Emergency Booster national mission, unlike anything we’ve done before in the vaccination program, to get boosted now. A fortnight ago, I said we would offer every eligible adult a booster by the end of January. Today, in light of this Omicron emergency, I’m bringing that target forward by a whole month. Everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster before the new year.
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