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Vaccine booster scheme will start in September, Sajid Javid
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Vaccine booster scheme will start in September, Sajid Javid

Health secretary Sajid Javid said he is confident a Covid-19 jab booster campaign can start next month, despite a report that experts want more time to consider whether they are needed. NHS plans are in place to roll out third doses of the vaccine from 6 September for people who might really need another jab but no official decision has been taken yet. We are going to have a booster scheme, it will start sometime in September, Mr Javid told reporters on a visit to open a hospital in Carlisle on Thursday. The health secretary said: I couldn’t tell you exactly when because before we start it, as people would expect, we need to get the final advice from our group of experts, our independent scientific and medical advisers, the JCVI. He added: We’re waiting for their final opinion and, lo...