What does 'fully vaccinated' mean in the UK? – NHS and Government definition for covid passes

The UK government has appealed to all adults in the UK to get their coronavirus booster vaccine as part of their efforts to combat the variant of Omicron.

Ten million people answered the call. However, there is some confusion about what is actually considered fully vaccinated in the UK.

So what exactly does it take to be considered fully vaccinated?

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What does fully vaccinated mean in the UK?

Currently, you are considered fully vaccinated if you have received two doses of a two-shot vaccine – like Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Moderna – or one dose of the single-shot vaccine from Janssen.

Your NHS Covid Pass should reflect this and give you access to the venues that are currently restricted, such as nightclubs and concert venues.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to have a recent negative lateral flow test to be approved in these locations.

However, both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Minister Sajid Javid have indicated that vaccination requirements will soon change to booster vaccinations.

In December, Javid told the House of Commons, “Once all adults have had a reasonable chance of getting their booster vaccination, we intend to change this exception to require a booster dose.”

Johnson had previously told journalists that the government “needs to adapt our concept of full vaccination” to include booster vaccinations.

However, the UK government has not yet announced when this will be the case.

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