“I’ll wait for the moment, it will be Thursday. And I’ll get vaccinated. You do the same: when it’s your turn, get vaccinated and tell your friends, your relatives. Let’s not give the virus another chance ». British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to speak to the nation at a time when the new wave of cases, and the specter of the Omicron variant, are of great concern. So much so that the health authorities have already given the green light to the third dose for the over 18s, anticipating it, the only country to do so until now, just 3 months after the second. And they are reintroducing the obligation of the mask on public transport and in closed places.
«The goal», continued the premier, «is to guarantee a booster dose for all over 18s by the end of January. The vaccination centers are reopening, and soon 400 soldiers will be employed to support this new vaccination campaign “
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«I know there is a lot of frustration for this new Omicron variant», added the premier, «we are all tired, but let’s remember that the situation will still be better than it was a year ago. Our scientists are working to understand more about this variant ». Johnson then thanked British healthcare professionals on behalf of the whole country.