More than 30 million people are set to be offered a booster jab as part of the government’s plan to get the country through coronavirus over the winter and prevent a further lockdown.
As part of the plans all those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and anyone aged 16 to 65 in an at-risk group group for Covid will also be eligible for a jab, as will key workers and all people over-50.
Meanwhile, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi today confirmed that children aged 12-15 years old will be able to get a Covid jab starting next week and that they can overrule parents to get the vaccine.
Mr Zahawi said that if a child and parent disagree about taking the vaccine and the child is deemed “competent” by clinicians, then they are able to get the Covid jab.
It comes as Health Secretary Sajid Javid updates the House of Commons on the government’s winter coronavirus plan.