Johnson Scraps Vaccine Passports, Readies U.K. for Booster Shots
By Emily AshtonSeptember 12, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT
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Boris Johnson will unveil the U.K.’s new approach in tackling Covid this week, preparing the country for a mass booster vaccination program and potential shots for teenagers — but scrapping plans for mandatory vaccine certificates in England.
The prime minister is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday outlining how a beefed-up inoculation program will try to keep the virus under control over the high-risk period of autumn and winter.