THE most vulnerable in the country are set to get four coronavirus jabs in a race to stop the spread of the Omicron variant, an NHS chief has revealed.
NHS England’s chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, today said that millions more people are eligible for boosters.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon she said that the NHS would be following new advise from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
She said: “We will vaccinate the most vulnerable first and then open it up in other waves.”
Meanwhile, adults face fines of up to £10,000 if they don’t self-isolate under strict new Covid rules.
Punishments will be dished out to anyone who fails to stay at home for 10 days after coming into contact with a confirmed Omicron case – regardless of how many jabs they have had.
Penalties for refusing to remain inside start at £1,000 but rise to £10,000 for repeat offences or serious breaches.
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