Jonathan Van-Tam to give Downing Street Covid briefing as Christmas lockdown fears erupt


The deputy chief medical officer for England will be joined by colleagues from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to announce their plans for responding to the new omicron variant spreading through the UK.

The scientists are expected to approve the rollout of third Covid jabs for all adults as well as reducing the gap between jabs two and three from six months to five.

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