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Advice on mitigating effect of variant of concernAdvice on mitigating effect of variant of concern

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued advice to the Government on the use of COVID-19 vaccines to mitigate the impact of the B1.617.2 variant of concern, which urges unvaccinated people, who are eligible, to come forward and the advance of second vaccinations.

JCVI advice to mitigate impact of B1.617.2 variant

Most vulnerable offered second dose of COVID-19 vaccine earlier to help protect against variants

Increased surge testing is being used:

Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants

Further updates:

Secretary of State's statement on 19 May

Government sets out new action to tackle B1.617.2 variant - GOV.UK (

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