Covid-19 UK - Boris Johnson will 'throw everything' at Omicron variant protection

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Published on 30 Nov 2021, 13:16
Coronavirus latest - BORIS Johnson will on Tuesday unveil a major ramping up of the booster rollout to dramatically increase the weekly rate of jabs going into arms.

The PM is poised to set out new plans to reopen pop up vaccine centres across the country and allow Brits to walk in without an appointment.

He aims to put rocket boosters under the programme and increase the number of doses administered every week from 2.5 million to 3.5 million.

Ministers hope that a huge surge in top-up shots can help keep the Omicron variant at bay by providing Brits with an extra layer of protection.

During a No 10 press conference, this afternoon Boris will also insist new restrictions in force today are "proportionate and responsible".

He will say they're necessary to “buy us time in the face of this new variant" while scientists discover more about how dangerous it is.

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