A single-shot vaccine may soon be offered to millennials who don’t want to wait three months for the second part of a two-dose jab, it has been reported.
The UK has secured a deal for 30 million doses of the Janssen jab, made by Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer in the United States.
It is a single-dose jab, which means people do not need to get another dose in order to be protected against Covid, unlike the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots.
Ministers are reportedly hoping the Janssen vaccine can be given as a "jab and go" option to younger Brits who are desperate to start enjoyng summer.
According to The Telegraph, 18 to 29-year-old's could be the prime target for the jab.
A source told the publication: "Where it will be useful is it could work really well for the younger cohort – the 18 to 29 year olds.
"One hit and you are done – and you are off to Ibiza."
UK medical regulators are yet to approve the jab, which was given the green light for use in the United States.
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The vaccine is unlike the AstraZeneca vaccine, which means people are jabbed twice, 12 weeks apart, before being fully inoculated.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said earlier this year that "if jab is approved this could significantly bolster our vaccination programme, especially as a single-dose vaccine."
It could also be a more cost-effective jab compared to those made by Pfizer and Moderna because it does not need to be stored in freezing cold temperatures.
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He is tipped to reveal more on holidays, vaccine passports, lockdown and social distancing.
The Prime Minister’s exact plans have not been revealed, but he is expected to state whether the UK can go ahead with the next stage of unlocking.
This will see pub beer gardens, gyms, hairdressers and non-essential shops reopen for the first time in months.
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