Coronavirus latest: NOT everyone will need a Covid booster shot, the creator of the Oxford University vaccine has said.
Only certain Brits should be in line for the third jab, according to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, suggesting the large majority of adults will miss out.
Dame Sarah told The Daily Telegraph that the elderly and people with weakened immune systems should first but “I don’t think we need to boost everybody”.
“As the virus spreads between people, it mutates and adapts and evolves, like the Delta variant,” she said.
“With these outbreaks, we want to stop that as quickly as possible.
“We will look at each situation; the immunocompromised and elderly will receive boosters.
“But I don’t think we need to boost everybody. Immunity is lasting well in the majority of people.”
Dame Sarah said immunity is “lasting well” for most people - as studies by the University have suggested a third dose may not be necessary.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said he expects a booster programme to start later in September.
On Thursday, Mr Javid said, “we are heading towards our booster programme” in England but he wanted the “final opinion of the JCVI” - the expert panel on vaccines.
Not everyone will need a Covid booster jab with only certain Brits first in line, says Oxford creator
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