The British government will accelerate plans to provide booster doses of the Govt vaccine against fast-growing infections caused by the new corona virus variant Omigron. The announcement was made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday evening.
Every adult in the UK should be offered the opportunity to receive a booster dose by the end of the year if at least three months have elapsed since the previous vaccine dose. Johnson said in a televised address to citizens. So far, London wants to offer such vaccines to anyone between the ages of 18 and late January.
According to its chairman, the British government will provide further support to expedite the vaccination campaign in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland., Informs the DPA.
The United Kingdom is facing an “emergency” over the Omigron variant, so people’s immune defenses urgently need to be strengthened, Johnson stressed. The good news is that with the third dose of the vaccine the level of protection can be increased again, he said.
In the UK, the number of Omigran infections doubles every two or three days, Johnson said.
On Sunday, there were a further 1239 Omigran infections in the United Kingdom, bringing the total to 3137. This is 65 percent more than the previous day.
In the UK, more than 80 per cent of the population over the age of 12 have been vaccinated against two doses of the Govt vaccine. So far, 40 percent of adults have three doses. Using the remaining support benefit in three weeks will be challenging because it requires nearly a million people to be vaccinated a day, according to the AP.
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