BORIS Johnson told Brits today that it is “vital” that everyone conducts their booster shots against the Omicron variant.
The prime minister said the third dose would give people better protection against the mutated strain and insisted no further Covid restrictions were needed.
Speaking during a visit to a vaccine center in North London, he vowed to “throw everything” and increased pressure launched the jabs.
And he suggested the Army is now ready to help accelerate the ramp-up program from 2.5 million to 3.5 million doses a week.
“The answer is always to get vaccinated,” he said. “There’s a good chance that getting vaccinated will give you more protection.
“What we need to do is delay the seeding of Omicrons in this country. We don’t see a need to change the general guidelines on how people should live their lives.
The Prime Minister, who will be given a booster shot of his own this week, said the third shot “can give you a lot of protection against all viruses”.
He added: “We think that’s totally possible to any degree, so it’s important that people go out now and get your boosters.”
During the visit, he was asked about comments made by Moderna boss Stephane Bancel about the potential “reducing material” in the vaccine’s effectiveness with Omicron.
He said the head of the vaccine industry “may be right” but stressed that doesn’t mean the vaccine will completely lose its effectiveness.
The Prime Minister added: “He is not necessarily saying that this means the vaccine is not effective for serious illness or death.
“But they may be less effective at preventing transmission.
“We see some evidence from South Africa that Omicron is transmitted between people who have been vaccinated.
“But it’s not clear to what extent this means you’ll have a severe case of Omicron.”
The Prime Minister also said he was confident “the NHS, all volunteers, the Army, everyone can take up the challenge” in battling the new variant.
He added: “It’s going to be hard work, isn’t it? It’s true, but I know anyone can do it.”
Boris will today Revealing a Massive Enhanced Deployment to dramatically increase the weekly rate of hitting the weapon.
The Prime Minister is poised to roll out new plans to reopen pop-up vaccine centers across the country and allow Britons to come in without an appointment.
He aims to bring boosters into the program and increase the number of doses used per week from 2.5 million to 3.5 million.
Ministers hope that the huge increase in the number of aerial shots could help keep the Omicron variant afloat by providing Britons with an extra layer of protection.
During his No 10 press conference this afternoon, Boris will also insist the new restrictions coming into effect today are “proportionate and responsible”.
He will say they are needed to “give us time to face this new variant” while scientists discover more about how dangerous it is.
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