Every adult to be offered booster jab by the end of January

The prime minister Boris Johnson has urged the public to “get boosted”, as he announced plans to increase the booster vaccine rollout in England.

Speaking in a Downing Street press conference, the PM confirmed that every eligible adult will be offered a vaccine by the end of January. The rollout will be staggered in a similar way to the original rollout.

The health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed there were 13 Omicron variant cases in England, and nine in Scotland.

The prime minister added he would be getting his booster jab this Thursday.