The Health Secretary has said on Monday that the government are working on the booster jab rollout as it will offer “more protection.”
Matt Hancock said that the government will have more clinical data over the next few weeks.
Hancock told BBC Breakfast, the second vaccination offers very strong protection, “but there is more protection still that we think that you can get from a booster jab and we’re currently trialling which combinations of jabs are the most effective.
“When we know the results of that, then we will set out the full plans for the booster programme over the autumn.
“We’ve got to make sure we get the logistics right; for instance, GPs have been so heavily involved in this vaccination effort, but GPs have also got to do their day job, so that’s something we’re working hard on now, and, in the next few weeks, when we get the clinical data through on what’s the most effective combinations to have… then we’ll set out all the details of the booster programme for the autumn.”
Hancock also said they are planning to scrap the 10 day isolation period for those who have had both vaccines.
This will be replaced with daily tests which are currently being piloted, Hancock added.
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