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Covid boosters may be expanded as soon as Monday to tackle Omincron spread

Change to criteria could happen as soon as Monday as No 10 tries to combat variant’s spread

The Covid booster vaccination scheme could be significantly expanded as early as Monday as ministers try to combat the seemingly inevitable spread of the Omicron variant, with secondary school pupils being told to wear masks in communal areas.

The government’s vaccines watchdog, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which held an emergency meeting over the weekend, is expected to advise the use of boosters for younger people, and could also recommend a cut in the current six-month wait between second and booster doses, it is understood.

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