Holidaymakers will need to have ‘THREE’ Covid jabs to travel abroad next year. However, boosters won’t become available to anyone under 50 until ‘well after Christmas.

  • Three Covid vaccines may be required for Britons who plan to travel abroad in the summer of 2019.
  • For people under 50, boosters will not be available until “well after Christmas”
  • Only 3.7 million people out of 7.9 million have received the third vaccine.

Brits could require three Covid vaccinations in order to go on holiday next year, but people under 50 years old are unlikely to be given a booster until after Christmas.

Gillian Keegan (53), care minister, stated that the vaccine passport system is evolving. This could mean having three jabs in order to be able fly off.

An anonymous source from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said that boosters for people younger than 50 years old would most likely be given ‘well after Christmas.

The JCVI member stated that the committee would not extend the booster distribution to other groups of people until the committee has made more tangible progress with those who are eligible for the current vaccine.

Brits could need three Covid vaccinations to go on holiday next summer but over-50s are unlikely to receive a booster until 'well after Christmas'

Brits may require three Covid vaccinations in order to go on holiday next year, but over-50s won’t need a booster before ‘well after Christmas.

They told the i.

“When you think back to how long ago most people had, it’s amazing. [their second jab]They are still within the six-month limit. You should also keep in mind that Covid will be used by many people, so they’re basically tripled protected. 

They said that they were more concerned about their patients getting their cancer checks-ups and checking for chest problems going into winter than they are about their own patients.

The third vaccine saw a low uptake with just 3.7 million people taking it out of a possible 7.9 million

The third vaccine saw low uptake, with only 3.7 million people receiving it out of a possible 7.9million.

They claimed that mixed messaging from the Government was’very poor’ and that it had a ‘do as we say, not as we do’ attitude.

Keegan, the care minister, stated that the current advice is to get the double-jabbed vaccine. As the third dose is delivered, that will change.

“It would be unreasonable for us to say now, as we have just started the program.

Care Minister Gillian Keegan said 'everybody knows that you can get Covid from anybody'

Gillian Keegan, Care Minister, stated that ‘everybody understands that you can get Covid form anybody’

Her comments were in response to Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg suggesting Tory MPs did not need to wear masks in the chamber because they 'know each other'

Her comments were in response Jacob Rees-Mogg, Commons Leader, suggesting that Tory MPs don’t need to wear masks inside the chamber as they ‘know each others’ 

“We’re trying for this balance. It’s two doses for now.

“But, as the vaccination passport concept evolves there will be a ‘if your booster’ option. It’s unlikely that it will be useful for next year.

She made these comments days after she had rebuked Jacob Rees Mogg for arguing Tory MPs don’t need to cover up in the House of Commons as they ‘know one another’.

The third vaccine saw a low take-up rate with only 3.7million people getting it out of a possible 7,9 million.

Although the Government denied any plans to alter vaccine passes to require three jabs for people to travel abroad, millions could be affected if this happens.