The UK Vaccines Minster, Maggie Throup has told Brits they “probably will” have to get a COVID booster jab every year. Throup said continuous shots would help protect from “unpredictable” future mutations.
The comments by Throup come after Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said earlier this week that annual vaccinations ‘are likely to be needed’ in the UK.
After Throup was asked for the third time if booster jabs will be needed every year, she replied:
“At the moment it looks as if we probably will, and looking at the way the virus has moved already, it has definitely been unpredictable.
Just when we thought we were getting somewhere then obviously we have got a new variant.”
The UK government announced earlier this week that it had agreed to buy 114 million extra doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be delivered over the next two years. The purchase sparked speculation that Brits could be offered a fourth and even a fifth jab in the coming years.
PM Boris Johnson received his booster yesterday and promised to offer every adult a third jab by the end of January.
UK Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid announced in Parliament Monday that the booster program will be expanded to all adults 18 and above and that it will shorten the time between boosters from 6 to 3 months.Please consider supporting by sharing or making a donation.
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