Boris Johnson sets new booster target over ‘Omicron tidal wave’

Booster jabs will be offered to everyone over 18 in England from this week, the PM has announced, as he declared an “Omicron emergency”. Boris Johnson said “No one should be in any doubt, there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming,”
He said The target to offer a booster to all adults by the end of January will be brought forward by a month. Some medical appointments may also be postponed to focus on boosters.
Mr Johnson gave his update on Sunday evening just hours after the UK’s Covid alert level was raised to four due to the spread of the new Omicron virus variant.
Level four means a high or rising level of transmission – and the last time the UK was at level four was in May.
The new booster target means people aged 18 and over in England will be able to get their third jabs from this week as long as it has been three months since their second dose.

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