Booster jabs will be added to NHS Covid travel pass, Prime Minister says

Booster jabs will be added to the NHS Covid Pass and a top-up dose could become part of the definition of a fully vaccinated person, Boris Johnson has suggested.

The Prime Minister said three syringes would “make life easier”, including when it comes to traveling abroad.

Currently, the NHS Covid Passport in England allows someone to view the details of their coronavirus vaccine status domestically and when traveling abroad to some countries or territories.

It was announced on Monday that the booster program would be expanded to include people over 40 years of age.

Mr Johnson said a booster vaccination “will become an important fact” as research shows immunity wears off after two doses.

He said at a press conference on Downing Street, “I think we will make plans to add the booster dose to the NHS Covid passport.

“But I think the general lesson for anyone looking to travel is this, you can see that having full vaccination with a booster will make your life easier in many ways, including traveling abroad.

“So I would only say, if you think about it, that this is another reason to get it done.”

He added: “It is very clear that having three vaccinations, your booster vaccination, is going to be an important fact and it will make your life easier in many ways and we need to adjust our concept of what constitutes a full vaccination take into account, and I think that is becoming more and more obvious.

“The booster increases your protection massively. It takes it right back to over 90%.

“And as we can see from what is happening, the two shocks are unfortunately starting to subside. So we have to be responsible, and we have to take that fact into account in the way we measure what constitutes a full vaccination. “

Rory Boland, which one? Travel Editor said: “It is welcome news that the government is trying to add evidence of booster vaccinations to the NHS app.

“This issue has some urgency as other countries have already introduced a booster vaccination requirement as they limit the validity of vaccines, but as UK residents are currently unable to provide evidence that they have done so, they risk dated Plane to be turned away on their next trip.

“Until vaccination certificates are added to the NHS Booster Vaccinations app, you should carefully check the requirements of the country you plan to visit before booking. Booking a package tour with a travel company with good flexible booking policies will help protect your money if the restrictions change at the last minute. ”

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