Boosters could be needed for ‘years to come’, says Pfizer official Dec 09, 2021 0 0 12345 London People are likely to need Covid-19 booster shots “for a number of years to come”, a Pfizer boss has said. Ben Osborn, country manager for the pharmaceutical firm in the UK, said that it was not yet clear whether future boosters would be needed annually or every six months. In an interview with the PA new agency to mark the anniversary of the first jab being given as part of a mass vaccination programme, Osborn said that the campaign in the UK had been an “incredible endeavour.” On the Omicron variant of the virus, Osborn said: “We’re all waiting for various data to come out, not just from Pfizer and BioNTech, but from governments and healthcare systems around the world. “I think what we’ve got already is the basic understanding and the molecular understanding of the virus, and the mutations that we’ve seen well-documented. (AGencies) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Biden wants to boost Ukrainian defences against Russia Dec 09, 2021 0 0 Beijing Games diplomatic boycott gains support Dec 09, 2021 0 0 Merkel hands over reins to Scholz Dec 09, 2021 0 0 Putin rejects accusation of possible invasion of Ukraine dpa Berlin After weeks of international criticism over a possible Russian incursion into Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has for the first time personally addressed the allegations following his video summit with .. Another body found on Polish-Belarusian border amid migrant crisis Warsaw Soldiers found the body of another migrant in Poland’s border region with Belarus, where thousands of people from crisis regions have been stranded in recent weeks in sub-zero temperatures. The soldiers found .. European Commission plans a new policy to deter economic threats Brussels The European Commission wants to set up a new sanctions instrument to shield EU member states from economic intimidation “at a time of rising geopolitical tensions.” European Commissioner for Trade Valdis .. Immigration reforms clear Britain’s Commons amid chaotic scenes dpa London The British government’s flagship immigration legislation has cleared the House of Commons amid chaotic scenes and claims of “anti-democratic” tactics from opposition MPs. MPs gave the Nationality and .. Johnson apologises after reports of Christmas party despite lockdown London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered an investigation on Wednesday amid claims Downing Street staff broke lockdown rules by holding a Christmas party last year. He told lawmakers he was “furious” about ..