Millions of people have received their Covid vaccinations in the UK to date. Almost 34 million people have received their first vaccine dose as of April 27, while more than 13 million people have also received their second dose. In a Downing Street press briefing on Wednesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Covid booster vaccines will also be available in the future.
When will vaccine boosters be issued?
An extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab will be available in the autumn.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Our vaccination programme is bringing back our freedom, but the biggest risk to that progress is the risk posed by a new variant.
“We’re working on our plans for booster shots, which are the best way to keep us safe and free while we get this disease under control across the whole world.
“These further 60 million doses will be used, alongside others, as part of our booster programme from later this year, so we can protect the progress that we’ve all made.”
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