Members of the public are trained to deliver boosters to save Christmas from the Omicron threat

MEMBERS of the public are being trained to build rocket boosters as the country works to save Christmas from the Omicron threat.

Further deployment of the vaccine was accelerated when the mutant variant arrived in the UK.

Members of the public are being trained to deliver enhanced shots


Members of the public are being trained to deliver enhanced shotsCredit: Alamy

Ministers want as many people as possible to get their boosters sooner, to prevent any restrictions from returning.

The appearance of super tension has been seen masking is enforced againand a change in travel restrictions.

But to combat any further emergence and spread of the variant, ordinary Britons are being taught how to get vaccinated.

This will speed up rollout and allow more injections to be given, as the NHS is also trying to tackle a backlog of delayed treatments.

Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI), said the coronavirus vaccination program “is all about speed”.

He told BBC Breakfast: “So the two challenges will be the logistics to really get a lot of vaccines out in a very short time and of course it’s important that people go ahead and get those shots. those injections for the right time so they can accumulate the extra immunity that we need to make sure we’re protected against this new variant.

“So a challenging month is coming for the NHS.”

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Asked about the current pressures the NHS is facing, he added: “The worry is that if you give someone double the work, they won’t be able to do anything else they’ve been given to do. do.

“This is in Bristol, where we’re really recruiting people into the program, training the vaccinators for extra hands, not just focusing on retired healthcare workers, but actually Only members of the public who are willing and able to come forward.

“So it’s really going to be a massive build-up to try and deliver this accelerator and I’m sure that’s happening across the country.”

It comes after 14 cases of the worrying Omicron variant have now been confirmed in the UK – with more feared cases set to emerge in the coming days.

Millions Brits will get their Covid boost shot soon just after a gap of three months – in an effort to boost the nation’s immunity.

Government scientists confirmed new advice yesterday, an additional 13 million people over the age of 18 will be eligible for a third scan before the end of the year.

Experts hope cutting the gap between the second and third injections by six to three months will allow the UK to stay ahead of the new Covid variant.

Children aged 12 to 15 will also receive a second dose of the vaccine, in an effort to boost the nation’s immunity in the face of a worrying new strain of the virus.

This afternoon Health Secretary Sajid Javid said “The NHS will urge people to come forward at the most opportune time” – so while you may be eligible, you still cannot go online and apply if you are over 18.

The NHS will limit first access to older groups and prioritize the vulnerable, to ensure they have one more shot of Moderna or Pfizer, before contacting Britons younger to make an appointment.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam describes the variant as “the new kid on the block”, warning scientists around the world are still concerned.


The minister said it would take ‘up to a few days’ to update the system so Britons can reserve covid boosts

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