Brits urged to get booster jab for holiday’s abroad next summer

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Brits urged to get booster jab for holiday's abroad next summer
Brits urged to get booster jab for holiday's abroad next summer. image: Twitter

Brits are being urged to get the booster jab if they planning on a foreign holiday next summer.

British holidaymakers have been told to get their booster jabs if they want to go on holiday abroad next summer. Care minister Gillian Keegan said the definition of fully vaccinated will be changed to include the third dose. The move is likely to affect the millions of sun seekers who travel abroad every year and use the NHS app for quarantine free passes to Europe.

It comes amid a huge UK government drive to get the top-up shot out to as many people as possible over the coming weeks as Covid cases begin to rise again in the country.

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“The advice at the moment is the double jabbed vaccination. But of course, that will evolve over time as the third dose comes in. It would be unreasonable to say right now when we’ve only just started the programme, we’re trying to get this balance. It’s two doses for now. But as the vaccine passport concept will evolve there will be ‘if you’ve had your booster’ because it’s probably not going to be good for next summer,” said Ms Keegan.

The change would only be expected to affect those who are currently eligible for the booster, which at the moment would be all the over-50s.

Many favourite holiday destinations in Europe let fully vaccinated travellers in without the need to take pricey Covid tests. In countries like France, Italy, and Greece vaccine passports are also required domestically to enter many venues like bars and restaurants.



 

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