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UK aims to offer all adults COVID-19 booster shot by end of January

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A pharmacist prepares the COVID-19 inoculation at Regent Pharmacy in Northampton, Britain, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he wants to offer all adults a COVID-19 booster shot by the end of January, because of concern about the spread of the Omicron variant.

"The target that we have set ourselves is to offer a booster to everyone eligible by the end of January," he said. "As with the first jabs, we will be working through people by age group."

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Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Andrew MacAskill, editing by David Milliken

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