Britain to offer third Covid vaccine to everyone over 50 in autumn: report

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Britain now ordered a complete of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine (Archive)

All individuals over 50 in Britain will likely be provided a third COVID-19 vaccine in the autumn in an try to eradicate the specter of an infection fully by Christmas, The Times newspaper reported.

Trials of two choices are underway, overseen by Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, the newspaper mentioned.

The first issues vaccines particularly modified to tackle new variants. The second is for a third shot of one of many three variations already in use: Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca or Moderna, the newspaper reported.

A complete of greater than 34.6 million individuals in Britain acquired a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, authorities statistics confirmed on Tuesday.

Britain, which has a inhabitants of 67 million, has offers for greater than 510 million doses of eight totally different COVID-19 vaccines, a few of that are nonetheless in improvement.

The UK will purchase a further 60 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech, Health Minister Matt Hancock mentioned final week, in a deal that greater than doubles the nation’s provide of the vaccine forward of a booster program on the finish of. this 12 months.

Britain has now ordered a complete of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, one among three COVID-19 injections being rolled out in the nation.

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