People will soon need to have a booster jab as well as their original two vaccine doses for their NHS Covid pass to remain valid, Sajid Javid announced today.
The Health Secretary told the Commons that the change would come in ‘once all adults have had a reasonable chance to get their booster jab’.
People will still be able to show proof of a recent negative coronavirus test instead of vaccine status to enter large events.
The change is likely to be introduced in early 2022.
Mr Javid suggested every person may not necessarily get a booster by the end of January.
He said: ‘It is asking a huge amount of our colleagues in the NHS. And it is our joint view that we can try to offer adults a chance to get boosted by the end of this month.
‘And that does not mean every single person necessarily can get that booster, it requires them to come forward and to take up this offer as well, as well as everything going right in this huge expansion plan.’
He added: ‘The NHS is doing everything it can with the full support of every department of Government to throw everything at this to offer as many opportunities and the maximum possible capacity that there is for delivering on that commitment.’
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