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Britain’s Prime Minister Lays Out Winter Plan to Fight Covid-19
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a plan to offer those age 50 and older a booster vaccine shot, as part of a winter strategy to prevent a new surge in coronavirus cases and to avoid another lockdown in the country.
I want to set out our plan for managing Covid this autumn and winter. In essence, we’re going to keep going. We will continue to offer testing. We’ll continue to urge everyone to be sensible, to be responsible. Wash your hands. Use ventilation. Consider wearing a face covering in crowded places with people that you don’t know. Stay at home if you feel unwell. Download and use the app. We are confident in the vaccines that have made such a difference to our lives, and we’re now intensifying that effort, offering jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds on the advice of the chief medical officers who’ve given that advice based on the health, well-being and educational prospects of the children themselves. And for over 50s, and the under 50s who are at risk or more at risk, we’re now motoring ahead with the booster program — a third dose six months after your second dose. And so that’s going to mean we’re going to be building even higher walls of immunization of vaccine protection in this country.
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