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Covid boosters to be recommended for younger adults ‘within hours’, says minister
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Covid boosters to be recommended for younger adults ‘within hours’, says minister

Top scientists advising Boris Johnson’s government are set to unveil new guidance on extending the rollout of Covid booster shots to younger adults on Monday, a health minister has said. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has been asked to consider boosters for under-40s, as well as reducing the gap between second doses and boosters....

Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport
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Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport

Tesco’s festive TV ad featuring Santa Claus bearing a Covid vaccine passport has prompted more than 1,500 complaints, making it the most complained-about advert of the year. The advert, titled “This Christmas, Nothing’s Stopping Us”, shows the public determined to enjoy a proper Christmas with family and friends after lockdown restrictions prevented gatherings last year. However, in...

Government confirms Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory for NHS frontline staff
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Government confirms Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory for NHS frontline staff

The government has confirmed it will make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for frontline NHS staff from 1 April next year. Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, health secretary Sajid Javid said after considering thousands of responses to a consultation launched in the summer, “I have concluded that all those working in the NHS and...

Pfizer raises Covid-19 vaccine sales forecast to $36bn for 2021
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Pfizer raises Covid-19 vaccine sales forecast to $36bn for 2021

The US drugmaker Pfizer has lifted its 2021 forecast for revenues from its Covid vaccine to $36bn (£26.3bn), after bumper sales in the third quarter. The Covid jab, called Comirnaty and developed with Germany’s BioNTech, contributed $13bn of revenues in the three months to 30 September. That was more than half of Pfizer’s total revenues of $24bn...

‘Vaccine certificates’ would allow state to ‘demand that we provide our papers’, David Davis warns
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‘Vaccine certificates’ would allow state to ‘demand that we provide our papers’, David Davis warns

Requiring a “vaccine certificate” to enter venues would end the centuries-old ban on allowing the state to “demand that we provide our papers”, a senior Conservative has warned. David Davis condemned the proposal – currently being considered by the government – as a “massive intrusion” on ordinary life which would “discriminate” against the young and ethnic minorities. The...

EU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine export bans
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EU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine export bans

The EU is expected to take into account the level of vaccination coverage in a country such as the UK and its record in facilitating exports to the bloc when deciding on whether to prohibit individual vaccine shipments. The revision of the export authorisation scheme, widening the criteria that will guide Brussels’ decisions on individual...

Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes
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Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes

Boris Johnson is confident that both the AstraZeneca and Pfizervaccines against Covid-19 are “safe and effective” and would be willing to take either when he is called to get his jab, Downing Street has said. The expression of faith in the vaccines came as some European nations – including the Republic of Ireland – temporarily suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca product after reports...

Florida women wear ‘granny’ disguise to try to get Covid vaccine
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Florida women wear ‘granny’ disguise to try to get Covid vaccine

Two Florida women aged 34 and 44 dressed up as “grannies” – wearing bonnets and gloves – in a failed attempt to pass as old enough to be eligible for coronavirus jabs, according to local media reports. WFTV, an ABC-affiliated TV station in Orlando, reported that the pair had valid vaccine cards after having their first shots,...

Coronavirus vaccine: Boris keeping UK supply secret in case EU rivals demand bigger share
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Coronavirus vaccine: Boris keeping UK supply secret in case EU rivals demand bigger share

Yesterday vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told MPs he was unable to say how many doses of Covid vaccines the UK was receiving because of “national security”. Today the Prime Minister’s official spokesman indicated the Government was worried other countries would try to limit future deliveries if they knew the extent of Britain’s stock. He said:...