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Annual covid jabs likely, according to Pfizer boss

Annual covid vaccinations are likely to be needed, according to boss of pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

Annual covid vaccinations are likely to be needed, according to boss of pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Dr Albert Bourla has said that regular jabs will help boost immunity among the population. And he also reassured people that Pfizer are working on a new jab to tackle the Omicron variant. He said:

"Based on everything I have seen so far, I would say that annual vaccinations… are likely to be needed to maintain a very robust and very high level of protection."
The Government said it has signed deals for 114 million Moderna and Pfizer jabs, which will be delivered in 2022 and 2023. Officials have also announced that all UK adults will be offered the booster jab before the end of January 2022. The average covid rate in Harrogate stands at 483 cases per 100,000 people, slightly above the average for North Yorkshire which is 439. 133,239 people in the district have had their first dose of the vaccine, whilst 123,149 people have had their second. Data is currently unavailable for the amount of people in the area who have had their booster jab. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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