The British government wants to vaccinate its citizens for the third time against Covid-19. This is to protect the population from new variants of the coronavirus. As early as September, those over 70 could get such a “booster vaccine”, said Nadhim Zahawi, the minister in charge of vaccination matters, on Saturday in the Daily Telegraph. Care staff and certain at-risk patients will also be the first to take part.
Zahawi expects eight different coronavirus vaccines to be available by autumn. Drive-through vaccination centres will soon be opened, where people can be vaccinated in their cars. For example, the minister hopes to convince young people in particular to be vaccinated when it is their turn.
The UK Government announced earlier that all adults will receive at least one dose of a Coronavirus vaccine by the end of July. So far, around 30 million people, more than half of the adults in the UK have received a first dose and over 3 million have received a second shot.