Vulnerable people and over-75s are set to receive their fourth covid jabs in the coming weeks as Boris Johnson is set to declare Thursday is Covid Freedom Day with all curbs – including legal self-isolation – to end in England.
It has been six months since many received their last jab in late 2021.
Future vaccinations will be organised in a similar way to the annual flu programme and will focus on the elderly and immunosuppressed people.
The Government will keep some Covid tracking systems so it can provide a quick response if a more dangerous variant develops.
The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) will make decisions about booster campaigns in future.
This week Boris Johnson will this week do away with the legal duty to self-isolate if you test positive or are in close contact with someone who has Covid.
The power to impose lockdowns will also shift to local authorities.
The PM will give an upbeat assessment as he unveils his ‘Living with Covid Plan’ tomorrow, insisting vaccines and new treatments can be relied upon to keep the public safe.