UK preparing for COVID-19 revaccination programme this year

FILE PHOTO: A vial of Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is preparing for a revaccination programme against COVID-19, likely to run later this year and consist of a single booster dose, the government said in its plan to end coronavirus restrictions.

“The Government is planning for a revaccination campaign, which is likely to run later this year in autumn or winter,” the document said.

“Any revaccination is likely to consist of a single ‘booster’ dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: the ideal booster may be a new vaccine specifically designed against a variant form of the virus.”

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