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NHS England to roll out dual-variant Covid jab from September

Booster programme to start on 5 September as reports say NHS does not have enough stock of new jab

NHS England will launch its Covid booster programme on 5 September, officials have said, as the UK prepares to becomes the world’s first healthcare system to offer a next-generation vaccine that targets both the original strain of the virus and the Omicron variant.

More than 26 million people will be eligible for another Covid-19 jab over the next few months, with health officials hoping a second national booster programme will lessen the risk of a double whammy of coronavirus and flu overwhelming already overstretched hospitals this winter.

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