British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined plans to offer booster vaccines to all eligible adults by the end of the year as he warned of a “tidal wave” of Omicron cases.
In a late-night televised address, the Prime Minister advised the country’s COVID-19 alert had been raised to level four due to the rapid spread of the new variant.
“Today we’re launching the Omicron Emergency Booster National Mission, unlike anything we’ve done before in the vaccination program to get boosted now,” Mr Johnson said.
“A fortnight ago I said we would offer every eligible adult a booster by the end of January.
“Today, in light of this Omicron emergency, I’m bringing that target forward by a whole month.”