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Omicron Covid variant: Health Secretary gives statement as new rules come in


Health Secretary Sajid Javid gives statement on Omicron Covid

By Bill Edgar

Last updated:

  • UK scientists have announced an expansion of the Covid-19 booster vaccine programme as nine cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed across the country.
  • All people aged 18 and over are to be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccine.
  • A statement from Health Secretary Sajid Javid will be delivered in the House of Commons at 3.30pm.