LONDON — U.K. lawmakers on Tuesday outlined the government's fall-winter plan to tackle the coronavirus crisis, detailing a series of policies aimed at averting the need for more lockdowns.
It comes shortly after British officials gave the green light to offer Covid-19 vaccine boosters to vulnerable people and everyone aged over 50 years old six months after their second dose.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he had accepted this advice from the JCVI, and the National Health Service in England expects to begin next week. Wales' health minister has accepted JCVI's advice on booster vaccines.
Health and care policy is devolved across the U.K., with different provisions made in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.