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UK vaccine watchdog expert sceptical about booster jabs for all adults

The UK’s vaccine watchdog is to decide on Thursday which vulnerable groups will be given booster shots against coronavirus, but it is expected to rule out a general rollout of third jabs.

Prof Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, confirmed the group would be discussing the issue on Thursday morning.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Finn said: “We will be imminently deciding that there will be some people who will need a third dose, particularly people who we know are very unlikely to be well protected by those first two doses.”

But he was sceptical about a general rollout of booster jabs. “We do need more evidence before we can make a firm decision on a much broader booster programme,” he said.

Read more in The Guardian.

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