By Ron Howells •
Published: 22 Oct 2021 • 10:15
Brits urged to get booster jab for holiday's abroad next summer. image: Twitter
Brits are being urged to get the booster jab if they planning on a foreign holiday next summer.
British holidaymakers have been told to get their booster jabs if they want to go on holiday abroad next summer. Care minister Gillian Keegan said the definition of fully vaccinated will be changed to include the third dose. The move is likely to affect the millions of sun seekers who travel abroad every year and use the NHS app for quarantine free passes to Europe.
It comes amid a huge UK government drive to get the top-up shot out to as many people as possible over the coming weeks as Covid cases begin to rise again in the country.
“The advice at the moment is the double jabbed vaccination. But of course, that will evolve over time as the third dose comes in. It would be unreasonable to say right now when we’ve only just started the programme, we’re trying to get this balance. It’s two doses for now. But as the vaccine passport concept will evolve there will be ‘if you’ve had your booster’ because it’s probably not going to be good for next summer,” said Ms Keegan.
The change would only be expected to affect those who are currently eligible for the booster, which at the moment would be all the over-50s.
Many favourite holiday destinations in Europe let fully vaccinated travellers in without the need to take pricey Covid tests. In countries like France, Italy, and Greece vaccine passports are also required domestically to enter many venues like bars and restaurants.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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