A vaccine booster program is being explored in the UK.
“It’s quite likely that, like the flu, we might be getting a different vaccine next year.”
“Vaccines protect you and those around you from Covid-19 and make you less likely to pass it on to others. The latest research shows that Covid-19 vaccines are helping us beat covid. They reduce hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 and help stop people passing on the virus. Over time, and as the vaccine programme extends, they will help us get back to normal”.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam (‘JVT’) Deputy Chief Medical Officer-UK
UK has been fast on vaccinating the people. The national effort to immunize the population has been a success and now considering a third booster jab.
Nearly 85 per cent of UK residents over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine and 62.4 per cent of UK adults are fully vaccinated.
That puts it well ahead of Australia’s vaccination rollout, which has seen 8.7 per cent of Australians over 16 fully vaccinated and 30.4 per cent receive at least one shot.
Australia has purchased enough vaccines for everyone. Australia has purchased around 140 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
It is more likely that Australia will take until April 2022 before most of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
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