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After Scotland and Wales opened the vaccine programme for children aged five to 11 earlier in the week, England followed suit with Sajid Javid announcing that the age group will, from April, be able to…

The government is “actively” considering a pause to mandatory coronavirus vaccines for NHS workers as fears grow mass sackings will damage patient care, i weekend reports.

Omicron may have peaked with new cases falling for five days in a row, suggesting the rollout of booster vaccines and Plan B restrictions are working, writes the Metro.

The Observer reports COVID-19 should be treated as an endemic virus – similar to flu – and ministers should end mass vaccination after the booster campaign according to the UK’s vaccine taskforce.

The Daily Telegraph leads with a warning from the head of Britain’s vaccine body that fourth COVID jabs should not be offered to people until there is more evidence they are effective. 

Almost half of Boris Johnson’s backbenchers voted against vaccine passports, The Daily Telegraph says, giving the prime minister the “worst parliamentary rebellion of his premiership”.

The NHS have been overwhelmed by high numbers of people looking to get booster jabs, The Daily Telegraph says. It comes  after the vaccine programme was opened to all eligible over-18s for the first time…

Further COVID curbs – such as more testing and vaccine passports for pubs – are being considered by ministers, according to The Times.

A government deal for more than 100 million more vaccine doses means the possibility of a fourth COVID jab for all adults is now closer than ever, The Times says.

The Telegraph is reporting that the UK government has bought enough vaccines to protect the nation from COVID variants for the next two years. The order equates to two booster jabs per adult. 

Millions more adults and children will be offered further vaccines to help beat the spread of the Omicron variant under new plans, reports the Metro front page.

Millions more UK adults will be offered booster vaccines to help save Christmas in the wake of the Omicron variant, according to The Times.

The Guardian is one of many papers to lead on the new COVID variant, which many experts say is the most worrying yet and could potentially make vaccines less effective.It says scientists have warned it…

The Times leads on comments by Kate Bingham, who led the country’s vaccine taskforce.She’s said “groupthink and risk aversion” in the civil service is putting the UK at risk on future threats as diverse as…

The Independent is leading on reports that a modified version of the Oxford vaccine is being developed to target the Delta variant, in the wake of rising infections in the UK.

Young children have been exposed to “lies and conspiracy theories” about coronavirus and vaccines on the social media app TikTok for months, The Guardian has learned.

“12-year-olds to get jabbed” is the headline on the front of the Metro, which leads with the story that healthy children as young as 12 will be allowed to have the COVID-19 vaccine from next…