Matt Hancock has announced plans for booster jabs will be announced in weeks – but a coronavirus expert has issued a worrying warning to those waiting.
The Minister of Health announced a vaccine booster program in the fall.
He told BBC Breakfast: “We are currently testing which combinations of jabs are most effective.
“When we have clinical data on the most effective combinations in the next few weeks, we will finalize all the details for the fall booster program.”
But Professor Adam Finn of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) warned today that not everyone may be able to get a booster vaccination.
Speaking to Sky News, he said, “It won’t really be feasible to go all the way and do all of them right away – as we’ve already seen, it took more than half a year to work our way through the population.
“And while vaccine supplies will increase, re-immunizing everyone is a massive exercise and it may not prove necessary so we’ll see how we move on.”
He also said the very elderly and potential health care workers should get vaccines before the rest of the population, if offered.
More than 43.6 million Britons have received a first dose of the vaccine and 31.9 million have received two doses.