On a visit to a London vaccine clinic yesterday, the Prime Minister said “a lot of people” in Whitehall are engaged in working out how boosters might help avoid an autumn Covid wave.
He emphasised that it is “important” people over 50 prioritise getting a booster.
His statement came after a senior figure on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation confirmed reducing the six-month prebooster gap is a possibility.
Anthony Harnden, deputy chairman of the JCVI, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It is something that could be considered but I think the data is showing six months is a sort of sweet spot.
“Whether it’s five months or whether it’s seven months isn’t so important, but I think what is important is that people get that booster dose.”
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