Omicron Variant Prompts Governments to Push Covid-19 Boosters

Elvera Bartels

TEL AVIV—Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the U.K., all early adopters of the Covid-19 vaccine, are urging their inhabitants to get a booster shot as governments globally take into account selections to assist fend off the coronavirus’s new Omicron variant.

The U.K. expanded its Covid-19 booster software on Monday to address the overall grownup population, as properly as lowering the hole among next and 3rd doses to three months from five. In advance of the emergence of the Omicron variant, only people today over the age of 40 have been suitable for a booster in the U.K.

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